Headlines from China: China Release of ‘Air Strike’ Cancelled after Fan Bingbing’s Tax Evasion Charge

 /  Headlines From China  / 
It was announced today that the China release of upcoming war drama Air Strike (aka Unbreakable Spirit) had been cancelled. The film is directed by Chinese filmmaker Xiao Feng and features an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Liu Ye, Nicolas Tse and Fang Bingbing. Read More

Sex and the (Forbidden) City: How “Yanxi Palace” Becomes Smash Hit in the #MeToo Era

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
So why has this historic drama replaced 'The Rap of China' as the biggest hit of the summer? Primarily, the plot — and its tackling of some very modern day storylines. Read More

New York Film Festival Features A Strong Lineup from Asia

 /  Opinion  / 
With one of the strongest lineups in years, this edition of the New York Film Festival featured over a dozen titles, new and old, from Asia. Several will be receiving theatrical releases in the coming months, but the opportunity to view them together gave a better idea of some of the range and depth of the fastest-growing movie market in the world. Read More

Headlines from China: Sunac to Fully Take Over Wanda’s Cultural and Tourism Projects 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Wanda Group CEO Wang Jianlin is getting ready to let Sunac China Holdings Ltd. completely take over his cultural tourism business, according to a reporter from Caijing Magazine. Read More

Can ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Surprising Release in China Spark a New Round of Luxury Fever?

 /  Opinion  / 
How should luxury brands interpret the surprising release of Crazy Rich Asians in China? Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Aquaman’ to Release in China Two Weeks Early 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Along with "Aquaman," two other Warner Brothers movies "Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Gridelwald" and "Crazy Rich Asians" have also scored November releases in China. Read More

Yizhibo Sold to Weibo as China’s Live Streaming Frenzy Cools Down

 /  Money  / 
The rumor of Weibo’s acquisition of its live streaming partner Yizhibo recorded further verification that Yizhibo’s business has been integrated into the Chinese Twitter-like platform. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Music Postpones $2 Billion US IPO Due To Market Conditions

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Due to global market sell-off, Tencent Music will delay its $2 billion US IPO, one of the largest US IPOs this year, for at least 9 months. Read More

China’s Biggest Streaming Site to Bring Patriotic Education to the Countryside

 /  News  / 
China’s biggest streaming service is planning to “alleviate the problem of cultural poverty” in China’s disadvantaged rural areas by showing a series of patriotic testosterone-fueled flicks. Read More

Headlines from China: Stephen Chow Films ‘King of Comedy 2,’ Eying 2019 Chinese New Year Release 

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Hong Kong media reports that Stephen Chow currently is filming 'King of Comedy 2' in mainland China, a sequel to Chow's 1999 comedy film 'King of Comedy'. Read More

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