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  • Jiang Wen (second from right) stands with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" director Gareth Edwards (right) on set.

‘Rogue One’ Star Jiang Wen Attributes Hollywood’s Success to US Naval Superiority

Actor, director, and producer Jiang Wen has taken the peculiar stance of declaring that Hollywood films are welcome internationally because of the size of the US Navy.
By |January 8th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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Viacom Breaks Ground on First Nickelodeon Theme Park in China

The Nickelodeon Cultural Resort will occupy one million of the three million square meter project, which is being built as part of the Foshan Cultural and Ecological Project.
By |January 5th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|
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‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Zootopia’ Top China’s $6.6 Billion 2016 Box Office

A February film was the high point for China's 2016 box office, with Stephen Chow's "The Mermaid" outswimming Disney's "Zootopia" and two other Hollywood films to emerge as the year's winner.
By |January 4th, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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CCTV International Rebrands as China Global Television Networks

China Global Television Network (CGTN) covers all of CCTV's former foreign language channels and websites, which include Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish broadcasts
By |January 3rd, 2017|News|
  • A partial purported blacklist of actors and musicians published by Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily.

Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

Hong Kong-based newspaper Apple Daily on Friday published an alleged blacklist of actors and musicians from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and a host of foreign countries, including Taiwan film star Shu Qi and American punk band Suicidal Tendencies.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

The relationship between China and Hollywood received more attention in 2016 than ever before, for both bad and good reasons. China's box office experienced its first slowdown in years, at a time when interest in the market has never been greater.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
  • George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley, members of the English group WHAM!, visit the Forbidden City. April 1985 Beijing, China

George Michael and Wham! Set the Stage for 30 Years of Concerts in China

April 7, 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a major concert by a Western pop act was held in China – a visit from Wham! (George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), who played to a crowd of 15,000 at Beijing's Workers Gymnasium.
By |December 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for

Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit,
By |December 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Strange Chinese Copper Mining Firm Buy of Hollywood Studio Scuttled

Anhui Xinke stated the cancellation of the Voltage Pictures deal was due to the cancellation of a planned internal restructuring.
By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

Weibo and Weixin specifically are not allowed to rebroadcast material uploaded by their users, but the new rules are designed to prevent individuals and organizations from doing any broadcasting of audio-visual material via these popular social media applications.
By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|