Headlines from China: 50 Chinese Film Companies to Watch in 2019

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2018 saw further consolidation of the Chinese film industry. Some companies went out of business during this turbulent time while some emerged to become important players. Read More

Is China’s Hottest Video App, Douyin, the New WeChat for Luxury?

 /  Opinion  / 
Douyin, a hip short video app that is popular among China’s young social media users, has hit the radar of luxury marketers. Read More

Headlines from China: Best-performing Hollywood Studio in China is not Disney?

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Disney’s dominant position in the China market is replaced by another Hollywood studio in 2018. Read More

Film Critic Loses Defamation Suit Over Movie Review

 /  News  / 
The production company behind ‘Goodbye Mr. Loser’ had sued over claims of plagiarism leveled in Yang Wen’s 2015 review.  Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Films Performed Poorly in Overseas Markets in 2018

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In 2018, China box office totaled over 60 billion yuan with local films making 37.9 billion yuan. While local films performed well in the domestic market, their performance in overseas markets are less than ideal. Read More

Chinese A-Listers’ Days of Earning 100M Per Film Are Over

 /  News  / 
Though most are waiting for the dust to settle, it seems like the tables are bound to turn. Read More

Headlines from China: Promotional Video of Alibaba Pictures’ ‘Peppa Pig’ Movie Goes Viral 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On January 17, a promotional video for Alibaba Pictures' upcoming film Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year was released on the film's official Weibo account. This video quickly went viral and has been widely shared on Weibo as well as WeChat. Read More

Documentary Featuring Startup CEOs Flops at the Box Office

 /  News  / 
The disappointing results coincide with the recent fall from grace of two leads in the film. Read More

Headlines from China: John Cena Impresses Chinese Fans with Fluent Mandarin

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Paramount's "Bumblebee," which opened in Chinese theaters on January 4, brings Chinese moviegoers' attention to the film's lead actor John Cena. Read More

Shamanic Rituals and Shaking Shoes: Here’s What Censors Are Looking For on China’s Short Video Apps

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Thanks to a document recently published by the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA), we have more of an idea about the form and categories of content that the government wishes to keep off of China’s rapidly multiplying short video platforms. Read More



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