Hollywood Blockbusters Do Better in China Than U.S. in Recent Weeks

 /  News  / 
In recent weeks, several Hollywood blockbusters have done better in China than at home, with the latest example being action-adventure flick “Rampage,” which runs on the star power of Dwayne Johnson. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

 /  News  / 
Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

China Falls in Love With Bollywood All Over Again

 /  Opinion  / 
Asian rivals India and China have started a new romance on the silver screen. After the run-away success of the sports biopic “Dangal,” or “Let’s Wrestle Dad!,” last year, Chinese audiences and film distributors have embraced Bollywood’s two-hour, song-and-dance filled offerings with a renewed relish. Read More

First Day of Chinese New Year Is a Box-Office Winner

 /  Box Office  / 
The Year of the Dog may turn out to be a howling success for China’s movie industry. Read More

Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. Read More

Deals Slide in China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Sector

 /  Money  / 
Mergers and acquisitions in China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector dropped in 2017, according to a new report. Read More

China TV Sales on the Fritz

 /  News  / 
Sales of television sets in China have fallen to their lowest level in five years, while manufacturers’ profits have also plummeted, a senior Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) official said at an industry conference. Read More

Curtain Falls on Paramount-Huahua $1 Billion Film Tie-Up

 /  Money  / 
Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More

Tencent Book Unit Begins New Chapter With Massive IPO

 /  Money  / 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s online literature unit, which seeks up to HK$8.3 billion ($1.06 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, has had an enthusiastic reception from retail investors. Read More

Startup Hopes Hollywood Sparkle Can Win Applause for Chinese Theme Parks

 /  News  / 
Many of China’s homegrown theme parks lack these pop culture credentials, meaning they struggle to compete with foreign rivals fond of film tie-ins. But a three-month-old Chinese company has announced an ambitious plan to change the script. Read More

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