Apple in Beijing’s Sights Over Live Streaming

 /  Legal  / 
Live-streaming apps have come under greater scrutiny from regulators, in part due to the spread of sexually suggestive or explicit performances carried by them, but also for the potential of some to showcase instances of civil unrest. Read More

CMC Capital Partners Takes Stake in CAA, Forms China Joint Venture

 /  Money  / 
CMC Capital Partners will take a stake in Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and add CMC Capital Partners Chairman Li Ruigang added to CAA's board, the global management company announced Tuesday. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival: Aamir Khan to Promote New Film, Korean Exclusion Not Political

 /  News  / 
One of Bollywood's biggest stars is on his way to China to promote his new film, and a Chinese film official has stated that the absence of Korean titles at the Beijing International Film Festival is "not political." Read More

Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen Blacklists United Airlines

 /  News  / 
Following the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight and the accompanying internet outrage, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen Ji-dan has stated publicly that he will never fly the US-based carrier again via his official Facebook account. Read More

More Hollywood Movies Destined for China Cinemas ‘Likely’: Report

 /  News  / 
Just as China has been using restrictions on South Korean entertainment imports as a stick to express its displeasure over that country's preparations to deploy an American defensive missile system, permitting more Hollywood films to be imported on a revenue-sharing basis would be an easily-deployed carrot to offer the United States, as the two sides seek to improve commercial ties after their presidents met in the US last week. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members

 /  News  / 
Joining actor Jean Reno (The Crimson Rivers), director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King), and jury head Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror) are Chinese actress Jiang Wenli (Farewell My Concubine), Romanian director Radu Jude (Scarred Hearts), Hong Kong director (The Illegal Immigrant), and producer Paolo del Brocco (Fire at Sea). Read More

China’s Top Sci-Fi Writer Nominated for Second Hugo Award

 /  News  / 
Liu Cixin's "Death's End" is one of six books nominated in The Hugo Awards' Best Novel category. Read More

Director Zhang Yimou Invests in VR Theme Park

 /  News  / 
Director Zhang Yimou's interest and presence in virtual reality are sure to boost the industry's otherwise topsy-turvy development. Read More

Chinese Films to Watch on Netflix Tonight

 /  Reviews  / 
For the Chinese film fan -- or for the film industry professional trying to bone up on the best of the recent oeuvre -- Netflix is a good resource, but it's not a great one. Read More

Why Hollywood Should Worry About The US-China Summit

 /  News  / 
On April 6 and 7, US President Donald J. Trump and China's President Xi Jinping will convene at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, the first-ever meeting between the two leaders. Trump has preemptively tweeted that he expects the meeting "to be a very difficult one." Hollywood should be worried about anything but a positive outcome. Read More

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