Headlines from China: Chinese Sci-Fi Industry Report 2020 Made Public At Sci-Fi Conference

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According to the report, the total box office generated from homemade sci-fi movies in 2019 has reached 7.14 billion yuan (about $1.06 billion), more than twice the number in 2018. Read More

Headlines from China: Could a Hong Kong Listing for Douyin Mean an Even Greater Focus on Asian Expansion?

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According to Reuters, Bytedance is in preliminary discussions with investment banks regarding a standalone IPO for the app, which surpassed 600 million daily active users (DAUs) in August, up from an estimated 400 million at the beginning of 2020. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Auteur Wang Xiaoshuai Won Best Director Award at Asian Film Awards 2020

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Asian Film Awards 2020 unveiled winners for its 14th edition on Wednesday. South Korean megabit “Parasite” won Best Picture, whereas Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai took home the Best Director Award for “So Long, My Son”. Read More

Headlines from China: Why One Brand’s Bilibili “University” Attracted Millennials and Gen Z Alike

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A recent campaign from Chinese skincare brand Chando is a case study in the successful use of Bilibili to reach young consumers. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent’s Ambitious Plans to Create Its Own ‘Content Universe’

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Internet giant Tencent hosted a news conference earlier this week and announced its annual pipeline of 2021 ilm and television works. Edward Cheng, vice-president of Tencent, said that the company is looking to forge a comprehensive content ecosystem in the next five years, covering intellectual property creations, content production and content distribution. Read More

Headlines from China: War Film ‘The Sacrifice’ Raked in 350 Million Yuan on Debut Weekend, Leading Chinese Box Office

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Chinese war film "The Sacrifice" has notched up over 300 million yuan ($44.8 million) in China's box office as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Chinese ticket tracker Maoyan. The movie got off to a good start on its debut day on Friday, raking over 100 million yuan, and scored a 9.4 out of 10 on Maoyan. Read More

Headlines from China: Would Quibi Have Worked in China?

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Given the proliferation and popularity of short video platforms in China, could Quibi have taken off on the mainland? The answer is: possibly.  Read More

Headlines from China: Bilibili Signed Framework Agreement With BBC Studios

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Young people’s favorite video sharing platform Bilibili strikes a strategic cooperation agreement with BBC Studios that aims at expanding their past cooperation efforts. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Novelist and Director Pema Tseden’s New Film “Balloon” Sets Release Date

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Chinese director Pema Tseden’s award-winning film “Balloon” has secured a November 20 release. The film, written and directed by Pema Tseden, depicts a humanistic story about the clash of modern and traditional values in the rural area of Tibet. Read More

Headlines from China: Korean War Is Next Theme of Chinese Film Industry

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It is no doubt that the Korean war will be the next major theme for the Chinese film industry. Distributors of four Korean War films made a joint announcement on last Friday that marks the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) army entering the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to help in the war to resist U.S. aggression. Read More

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