CCF News Bulletin for Fri, Oct 20th
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It's Film Festival Season!

Reel Asian International Film Festival

The 27th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is fast approaching! Running from November 8–19, 2023, watch Asian cinema and enjoy events featuring pan-Asian filmmakers and media artists.

Tickets go on sale for members on Wednesday, Oct 18 and to the public on Saturday, Oct 21.
Visit for more info.




Vancouver Asian Film Festival

VAFF is pleased to celebrate its 2023 Season of year-round events and the 27th annual festival celebration of Asian diaspora and diversity in film, set for November 2 – 12, 2023.

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International Relations

Counterpunch: "Humor in the Headlines Over China in Latin America"

Published: October 9, 2023
Written by: Roger Harris

Apparently, in a grave threat to US national security, the president of Honduras attended a state banquet and actually ate Chinse food. What next for the country the Post affectionately describes as “long among the most docile of US regional partners”?




NPR: "A U.S. congressional delegation visits China — the first since 2019"

Published: October 9, 2023
Interview: Steve Inskeep, John Ruwitch

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer held a rare one-on-one with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The visit by a bipartisan delegation represents political engagement absent during the pandemic.





The Guardian: "Canada accuses China fighter jets of ’reckless‘ interception of military plane"

Published: October 16, 2023

Canada‘s defence minister has accused China fighter jets of carrying out a “dangerous and reckless” interception of a Canadian military plane over international waters.





Global Times: "China strongly condemns Canada for illegally entering China‘s airspace: defense ministry spokesperson"

Published: October 18, 2023
Written by: Guo Yuandan and Leng Shumei

A Canadian CP-140 plane illegally entered China's airspace over the country's Chiwei Islet and approached the near sea area in East China and the Taiwan Straits multiple times recently. The Chinese Air Force has dealt with the matter in full accordance with the law, Chinese Ministry of National Defense spokesperson Wu Qian said on Wednesday.