PAC 128 – The Globalization of Fanaticism The Cultural Destructions of the Islamic State

By Alexandre Bohas. Translation: Lawrence Myers.
With the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State troops in Iraq and in the Levant (ISIL or Daesh in Arabic) in May, one of the most prestigious sites of antiquity is now threatened with extinction. This event testifies to ideological motives of this self-proclaimed caliphate against cultural buildings.

PAC 69 – The Paradoxes of the Film Industry in China The Acquisition of AMC by the Chinese Group Wanda, on May 21th 2012

By Justin Chiu Translation: Pierre Chabal

On 21 May 2012, the Chinese group Wanda bought AMC (American Multi-Cinema), the second largest operator of movie theaters in North America. Already owning 730 screens in China, the group acquired 5034 more with this new subsidiary. It thus became the world number one of the film industry.