Beijing International Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Jury Members

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Despite 2016 Slowdown, Wanda’s Zeng Predicts Strong China Cinema Growth

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The president of the world's largest cinema exhibitor said earlier this week that he expects the growth of China's cinema market to resume double-digit growth despite expanding less than four percent in 2016. Read More

China Newspaper Calls Production Gap with Hollywood ‘Embarrassing’

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A China nationalist, state-run newspaper editorial has decried the quality of film production in the country and called the gap between foreign movies and Chinese ones "embarrassing." Read More

Korean Movies Face Beijing International Film Festival Ban: Report

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Hollywood should take note that the current freeze on Korean films, television, and popular music could similarly be employed against American entertainment if a trade war or other dispute between China and the US emerged. Read More

China Blamed for Slow 2016 Global Box Office Growth

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The box office in China, which had grown in double-digits since 2003, still set its own record with $6.6 billion in 2016, but grew overall only 3.7 percent. US and Canada took in $11.4 billion, up a mere two percent over 2015. In China, a total of 10 films reached RMB 1 billion or higher Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

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The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More

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