China’s Idol Groups: How to Organize Fans and Adulate People

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China is home to hundreds of fan clubs, which put on events, buy products, or even donate to charity in the name of their idols. In China, the fan industry is now worth billions of yuan — and is expected to reach 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) by 2020. Read More

Boy Band Boot Camp Bears Uncanny Resemblance to Hit K-Pop Show

 /  News  / 
iQIYI’s new online talent show ‘Idol Producer’ has won fans despite plagiarism allegations. Read More

Chinese Documentary Explores Relationship Between Humans and Nature

 /  News  / 
Experimental documentary by filmmaker Ning Jiawei dives into the complex relationship between humans and nature. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

 /  News  / 
“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

Chinese Comics App Raises $177 Million in Investment

 /  News  / 
One of China’s most popular mobile apps for reading comics, Kuaikan Manhua, announced Friday that it had completed a Series D financing round totaling $177 million — the largest investment to date for the country’s booming comics industry. Read More

Award-Winning Noir Film Spotlights Child Sex Abuse in China

 /  News  / 
Despite critical acclaim, ‘Angels Wear White’ has received scant screen time in China. Read More

‘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

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