‘The Chinese Mayor’ Producer Taps Into VR Documentary Filmmaking

 /  People  / 
This is the first in a series of interviews with Chinese filmmakers participating in the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Read More

Reality TV Show Sends Chinese Stars Back to Acting School

 /  News  / 
“The Birth of Actors” debuted on Zhejiang Satellite TV in October and has already received 330 million online views for just its first two episodes. The show has reignited debate on social media about the dubious acting skills of some millennial stars. Read More

Previously Postponed ‘Youth’ to Open Pingyao Film Festival

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After its initial premiere was canceled, Chinese director Feng Xiaogang’s latest work, “Youth,” will kick off the inaugural Pingyao International Film Festival later this month. Read More

Ancient City Seeks to Host China’s Sundance

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Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage site, hopes to keep tourists coming with Jia Zhangke's new international film festival. Read More

Building the Industry Behind China’s Unbelievable TV Shows

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s television industry is a billion-dollar business, especially with the explosive growth of online streaming sites. Read More

Director of Gangster Movie on Trial for Threatening Promoter

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Suspects accused of using GPS device and hidden camera to intimidate advertising agency that turned down rights deal. Read More

Chinese Documentary on WWII Sex Slaves Shows How They Live Now

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Amid ongoing international disputes surrounding Japan’s wartime atrocities, director Guo Ke says he wanted to steer clear of sensationalism. Read More

Why This Tibetan Director Refuses to Romanticize His Homeland

 /  People  / 
Celebrated filmmaker Pema Tseden talks about why he refuses to romanticize his homeland in his pioneering Tibetan-language movies. Read More

Video-Streaming Site Bilibili Surprises Viewers by Taking Almost All Foreign Films Offline

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Bilibili, one of the most popular Chinese video-sharing sites, has taken a large number of TV shows and movies offline since Wednesday, to the dismay of its millions of young users. Read More

Remake of Japanese Drama Not Chinese Enough, Say Fans

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The Chinese remake of a hit Japanese television series set in an overnight diner has failed to sate Chinese viewers, many of whom complain that the show lacks local flavor. Read More

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