‘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

Strange Chinese Copper Mining Firm Buy of Hollywood Studio Scuttled

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Anhui Xinke stated the cancellation of the Voltage Pictures deal was due to the cancellation of a planned internal restructuring. Read More

China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

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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. Read More

China Overtakes US with Almost 41,000 Movie Screens

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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. Read More

First Netflix, Now Amazon Prime Video Expand Globally — Without China

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Amazon Prime Video expanded its global presence on Wednesday, provided that by "globally," one doesn't expect that to include China. Read More

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