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China Overtakes US with Almost 41,000 Movie Screens

China now has the most cinema screens of any country in the world, capping a decade of construction that saw it add more than 20 movie screens per day.
By |December 21st, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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First Netflix, Now Amazon Prime Video Expand Globally — Without China

Amazon Prime Video expanded its global presence on Wednesday, provided that by "globally," one doesn't expect that to include China.
By |December 15th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Jiang Wen/姜文

CFI Sky King: Jiang Wen. Beijing badass. The steel of Clint Eastwood married to the intelligence and subversive wit of Marlon Brando
By |December 15th, 2016|Featured Stories, People|
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See All the Trailers for Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall’

US audiences will have to wait until February 17, 2017 to see Matt Damon's turn in director Zhang Yimou's "The Great Wall," but Chinese audiences will get their first look next week.
By |December 8th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Donnie Yen Makes His Mark on Hollywood

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen Ji-dan has finally gotten recognition in a place where until recently he has not actively sought recognition -- Hollywood.
By |December 5th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Tim Burton’s ‘Peculiar Children’ Makes Cut for China Market

An "eyeball feast" enjoyed by some of the monster cast was deemed unsuitable for local audiences and had to be removed in order to gain release here, state-run media reported Thursday.
By |December 1st, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director for ‘Bovary’ at Golden Horse Awards

Big stars and blockbusters were not welcome at the 2016 Golden Horse Awards.
By |November 26th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China Denies Ban on South Korean Entertainers, Sort of, Maybe

China continues to deny officially any ban on Korean entertainers or entertainment products, but state-run media reports and the evidence say otherwise.
By |November 24th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Explainer: Why Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Madame Bovary’ Isn’t Madame Bovary

Moviegoers in China and overseas may miss the reference in Feng Xiaogang's new film "I Am Not Madame Bovary," in part because the director is not invoking Gustave Flaubert's titular character, but a rather different leading lady of Chinese literature.
By |November 22nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Jackie Chan Receives Lifetime Achievement Oscar

Jackie Chan received a Lifetime Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making him the first Chinese actor to receive the award.
By |November 15th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|