China’s ‘Friends’ Knockoff Complains of Unauthorized Film

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The one where the movie about swashbuckling tomb raiders copies the show that copied the beloved American sitcom. Read More

Epic Budget, Epic Fail: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Asura’ Tanks

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China’s latest fantasy epic, “Asura,” claimed to be the most expensive domestic production to date — but it didn’t even last three days in cinemas. Read More

‘The Rap of China’ Returns After Off-Beat Year

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China’s first hip-hop reality show shone a spotlight on the local rap scene, but ultimately artists found themselves cast in a bad light. Read More

Douyin Suspends Ads After Martyr Misstep

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Five internet companies have been reprimanded and ordered to train their staff in revolutionary history and core socialist values. Read More

Fan Bingbing’s Leaked Contract Breaks the Chinese Internet

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Actress’ studio says it may sue TV personality Cui Yongyuan for posting the private document. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

China’s Die-Hard Star Wars Fans Respond to ‘Last Jedi’ Flop

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Disney may have had new hope for the Star Wars film franchise in the world’s largest movie market, but a subpar opening weekend in China suggests cinemagoers are feeling less than nostalgic for “The Last Jedi.” Read More

Hit Mobile Game ‘Honour of Kings’ Inspires Celebrity TV Show

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Thanks to the game’s extensive fan base and an A-list cast featuring actresses Angelababy and Lin Chi-ling, the new TV show “Kings Attack” has already gained 220 million views — though some unimpressed online commenters have called it “IQ-lowering” programming. Read More

The Mobile Stock Exchange Selling Celebrities by the Second

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How much would you pay for your favorite celebrity’s time? What do you think their fame is worth? Read More

Authorities Create Prize to Subsidize Film Industry

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A list of 20 “outstanding” Chinese films from 2016 released by a government-backed 'special fund' is raising eyebrows for demonstrating what kinds of films are officially approved. Read More

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