Headlines from China: Presale of Bi Gan’s Arthouse Film Boosted by Douyin

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Bi Gan's arthouse film Long Day's Journey into Night, which is set to release in Chinese theaters on December 31, has made a whopping 28.8 million yuan ($4.19 million) in presale. Read More

China Forms Online Gaming Ethics Commission

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High-level regulatory activities have made 2018 a hard year for China’s entertainment industry. There are regular crackdowns on “inappropriate” content and the appointment of a brand-new regulatory body to oversee this the mobile entertainment economy. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Music Launches US IPO

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Tencent Music has a very different business model compared with the unprofitable Spotify. Read More

The Indie Game Decoding the Gay Male Reality

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‘A Gay’s Life’ combines entertainment and information to educate and promote tolerance. Read More

Headlines from China: 2018: “Darkest Hour” for China’s Film Exhibition Sector

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This year, due to the general slowdown of movie ticket sales, the decrease in attendance rate and the end of ticket price subsidy, many movie theaters in China are struggling to keep their businesses running. Read More

Baidu-backed Haokan Video blocked from WeChat Moments

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Baidu-backed video platform Haokan has accused tech giant Tencent of anti-competitive behavior after its video content was blocked on WeChat Moments, the platform’s equivalent of Facebook’s News Feed. Read More

Headlines from China: Short-formed Vertical Video is The Future?

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Online video platforms seem to have realized this new reality and started jumping on the short-video craze. Read More

Chinese Gaming Firm iDreamSky Stumbles in Its Hong Kong Debut

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Chinese gaming company iDreamSky stumbled in its Hong Kong debut after a two-year hiatus from trading publicly and increased government regulation in the gaming sector. Read More

Headlines from China: CAA Signs Chinese Documentary Studio Yunji Media 

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On December 7th, Yunji Media, a Shanghai-based documentary production company, announced that it had signed on with Creative Artist Agency China, to develop its brand and documentary projects. Read More

Marvel Movie Pantheon to Welcome First Asian Hero

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Plot twist: Some view character’s father, supervillain Fu Manchu, as the embodiment of anti-Asian prejudice. Read More

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