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  • Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt received gifts from Chinese fans while in Beijing to promote Passengers (Courtesy Mtime).

On Screen China: ‘Passengers’ Takes on ‘Rogue One’

This weekend brings Sony’s Passengers, the sci-fi romance starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt that has struggled critically and commercially in North America since its release on December 21.
By |January 12th, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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January May Be a Great Month for Hollywood Movies in China

For the first month of the year, normally the Chinese market serves as a dumping ground for foreign films that have bombed overseas and are bought, on the cheap, by local distributors looking to turn a modest profit.
By |January 12th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
  • CEO of CREATIVE BOMB, Yup Ma. Photo: TechNode

The Animated Film Industry is Taking off in China with Help from South Korea and Japan

Following the biggest year for animation ever at China's box office, Japanese and South Korean amimators are looking to cash in on the Chinese cinema market.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
  • From left to right, actors Zhang Ruoyun, Jiao Junyan, and Li Xian pose for photos during an event to celebrate the web series ‘Medical Examiner Dr. Qin’ being watched 120 million times, Beijing, Dec. 10, 2016. Niu Daqing/IC/Sixth Tone

Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral

More striking than Qin’s Holmesian knack for solving cases is that, unlike most of its competition, Dr. Qin is not the work of a seasoned web TV production company. Instead, it is the fruit of a new generation of TV producers in China: book publishers.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
  • An advertisement on a Taobao shop implies that virtual reality glasses can be used for unsavory purposes. Courtesy of Sixth Tone

Virtual Reality Porn Peddlers Arrested in Shenzhen

Pornography is illegal in China, where a 1997 law bans the production and dissemination of obscene content.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Technology|
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China Clears Golden Globe Winner ‘La La Land’ for Release

Golden Globe-winner "La La Land" has been approved for distribution in China and will screen in the China Giant Screen format and possibly IMAX 2D, although a specific date is yet to be announced.
By |January 10th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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Film Review: Jackie Chan Throws Back and Rolls Ahead in ‘Railroad Tigers’

Surrounded by a crew played by so-called Little Fresh Meat actors along with his 34-year-old son, Jaycee, Chan winningly reprises the loose-limbed, high-spirited vibe of the Hong Kong "Lucky Stars" comedies of the ‘80s with charm if not a memorably balletic central performance.
By |January 9th, 2017|Featured Stories, Reviews|
  • Jiang Wen (second from right) stands with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" director Gareth Edwards (right) on set.

‘Rogue One’ Star Jiang Wen Attributes Hollywood’s Success to US Naval Superiority

Actor, director, and producer Jiang Wen has taken the peculiar stance of declaring that Hollywood films are welcome internationally because of the size of the US Navy.
By |January 8th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
  • A fan’s illustration of Baze Malbus (Jiang Wen) and Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen). (Courtesy Star Wars Official Weibo)

China Box Office: War Stories, not ‘Star Wars,’ are Catching Fire

The "Star Wars" franchise once again couldn’t find a foothold in the Chinese market as "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" debuted this weekend with an estimated RMB 212 million (US$30.6 million).
By |January 8th, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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This Shanghai-based Startup is Showing off Its AR Magnifier at CES

NEOBEAR is debuting MAGNEO, an Augmented Reality (AR) intelligent device developed for children, allowing them to better understand the world and greatly broaden their imagination.
By |January 6th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|