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  • Imperial Stormtroopers guard the entrance to the Beijing premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Courtesy Mtime)

On Screen China: The Force Is Not Strong with ‘Rogue One’

The Force isn’t strong in China. But hey, at least Disney has Marvel.
By |January 5th, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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Viacom Breaks Ground on First Nickelodeon Theme Park in China

The Nickelodeon Cultural Resort will occupy one million of the three million square meter project, which is being built as part of the Foshan Cultural and Ecological Project.
By |January 5th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|
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‘The Mermaid,’ ‘Zootopia’ Top China’s $6.6 Billion 2016 Box Office

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.
By |January 4th, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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China Box Office: First Weekend of New Year Not So Happy

Ticket receipts across the three-day New Year’s Holiday (元旦节) from Saturday through Monday totaled RMB 662 million (US$95 million), a 22 percent decrease from 2016’s record-breaking haul of RMB 849 million ($130 million).
By |January 2nd, 2017|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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TechNode’s Top 10 Live Streaming Stories of 2016

Chinese online video viewers reached 504 million, 73 percent of the total Chinese internet users, and mobile video viewers were 405 million as of 2015.
By |January 1st, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Technology|
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Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

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.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
  • Screenings on Warcraft’s second weekend fell nearly silent after record debut (Courtesy Weibo)

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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On Screen China: Limp 2016 Box Office to Close with a Whimper

China’s swan-diving box office will go out aptly this weekend with a whimper as 2016 makes room for a handful of new releases straggling in for the three-day New Year’s public holiday.
By |December 29th, 2016|Box Office, Featured Stories|
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Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

An article published on the mobile platform of People’s Daily on Wednesday attracted ridicule for claiming that “irresponsible” low online ratings and negative comments were damaging trust in the domestic film industry.
By |December 28th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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TechNode’s Top VR and AR Stories of 2016

From arcades to humanity’s greatest obsessions, from this year’s biggest disappointment to Korean startups, we present you with the top VR and AR stories from our site this year.
By |December 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|