Wanda’s AMC Entertainment Acquires Nordic Cinema Group for US$929 Million

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The Beijing-based company now owns more than 10 percent of the world’s cinema screens. Dalian Wanda Group continued to push its dominant position as the world’s leading cinema exhibitor with the acquisition of over 400 more screens, buying Nordic Cinema Group for US$929 million. It is Wanda’s US cinema arm, AMC Entertainment, that is officially Read More

Huahua Media, Shanghai Media Group Invest US$1 Billion in Paramount Pictures

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Huahua Media surprised China and Hollywood observers again when it, along with Shanghai Media Group, announced an investment of US$1 billion in Paramount Pictures. Read More

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

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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. Read More

Viacom Breaks Ground on First Nickelodeon Theme Park in China

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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. Read More

‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Zootopia’ Top China’s $6.6 Billion 2016 Box Office

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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. Read More

CCTV International Rebrands as China Global Television Networks

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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 Read More

Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

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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. Read More

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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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. Read More

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

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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. Read More

Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for iQiyi.com

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Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit, iQiyi.com. Read More

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