Must-Reads from Around the World

Time’s tweet was a tad misleading; I thought it would be about books. Here’s a daily global briefing instead.


China Re-Chains Django The American film Django Unchained was pulled from theaters in China on Thursday, its opening day, after China Film Group, the film’s government-controlled importer, issued instructions to stop showing it, according to the Wall Street Journal. Employees at Beijing theaters said the film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, which tells a bloody revenge story set in America’s pre-Civil War South, had been pulled because of unspecified technical problems, the New York Timesreports.  The move comes after the film was edited to conform with the wishes of Chinese censors.

Brazil Labor Equality – Brazil’s constitutional amendment granting domestic servants an eight-hour workday, overtime pay, and other rights available to the rest of the workforce could cost maids and nannies their jobs, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The country’s middle- and upper-class families are concerned that the law, which was approved just after Easter, could…

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