About the author Steven Schwankert is an award-winning editor and reporter with over 20 years of experience in Greater China, focusing on culture, media, exploration, and technology. His book, "Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine" was published in 2013 by Hong Kong University Press. "Beijing & Shanghai," a guidebook he co-wrote for Hong Kong's Odyssey Publications, is now in its third edition.
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
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
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
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
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
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