The Village-Grown Dialect Film Festival

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China’s first and only film festival dedicated to dialects has already celebrated its third birthday. Read More

Sex and the (Forbidden) City: How “Yanxi Palace” Becomes Smash Hit in the #MeToo Era

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So why has this historic drama replaced 'The Rap of China' as the biggest hit of the summer? Primarily, the plot — and its tackling of some very modern day storylines. Read More

Movie Companies Flee En Masse From Desert Tax Haven

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Stricter tax regulations and policy changes in Khorgos are driving out production houses once drawn in by the city’s generous tax breaks. Read More

Ideology for 500: Hunan TV Airs Quiz Show on Xi Jinping Thought

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Second season of ‘Socialism Is a Bit Cool’ marks the first time any program has made the Chinese president’s life, philosophy, and policy its focal point. Read More

Binge-watching, China Style

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Shows like “Story of Yanxi Palace” empower Chinese viewers frustrated with their own lives, if only for the length of an episode. Read More

China’s State News Agency Mocks ‘Sissy Pants’ Male Idols

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State news agency’s editorial board says China will never become the nation it aspires to be as long as it indulges feminized masculinity. Read More

A Tale of Two Millennials: India and China

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Chinese millennials can’t use the Worldwide Web thanks to their country’s internet firewall, all while Indian millennials wander through the same social media and entertainment platforms the rest of the world enjoys: Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and more. But that doesn’t mean Chinese millennials aren’t aware of what’s going on in the world. Read More

The China-US Trade War. It’s All Good Inside China!

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Why is this happening and how long will it continue and what should you as an American company doing business in China or seeking to do business in China do? Read More

NARS Cosmetics Faces PR Nightmare in China After Hosting Weed-Smoking Actor

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Nars Cosmetics is facing a severe backlash in China following its invitation to a Taiwanese actor infamous for a 2014 drug bust to the beauty brand’s recent new product launch. Read More

How Foreign Viral Video Stars in China Are Defying Stereotypes

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Young foreigners are finding popularity online by putting their experiences in China front and center. Read More

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