Headlines from China: Alibaba Entertainment Executive Yang Weidong Being Investigated

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On December 4, Alibaba Digital and Entertainment Group released a statement, announcing that Fan Luyuan is appointed as the new CEO of Alibaba's video platform Youku, as Youku's current head Yang Weidong is being investigated by the police. Read More

Headlines from China: Will China Ban ‘Wolf Warrior 3?’

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On December 2, Chinese screenwriter Wang Hailin posted on Chinese social media Weibo, indicating that the government is banning upcoming sequels to nationalistic films, such as Wolf Warrior 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Headlines from China: Stephen Chow’s ‘The New King of Comedy’ Set for Chinese New Year Release

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Stephen Chow's latest work will likely bring his early style back, which makes his fans very excited. Read More

Headlines from China: Tax Shake-up Stirs Up Anxiety in China’s Film & TV Industry

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In the wake of tax scandal surrounded Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, China launched a campaign at the beginning of October to regulate the payment of taxes within the film and TV industry. The campaign has stirred up anxiety among film industry professionals. Read More

Headlines from China: 10 Key Findings on China’s Streaming Industry

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On November 28, China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA) released the “2018 China Netcasting Industry Report,” which includes 10 key findings on the Chinese streaming industry. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at 2019 Chinese New Year Slate

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Up to now, 14 films have scored Chinese New Year releases, including Alan Mak's 'Integrity,' Han Han’s 'Fei Chi Ren Sheng' (飞驰人生), Ning Hao’s 'Crazy Aliens,' Sci-Fi film 'The Wandering Earth,' and more. Read More

Headlines from China: Key Market Trends Revealed at 2018 China Cultural and Entertainment Summit

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In 2018, the size of China’s entertainment market is estimated to exceed 650 billion yuan ($93.7 billion). The market of paid content is valued at 340 billion yuan ($49 billion). Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Searching’ Set for China Releases

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Sony Pictures' upcoming animated film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' has scored a December 21 China release. This is the second Hollywood animated film to release in China in December following the December 14 release of 'The Grinch'. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney Gets Approval from China For Fox Deal

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Many have concerned that the deal would be challenged by the Chinese government, given the ongoing US-China trade war. Read More

Headlines from China: Golden Horse Awards Overshadowed by Political Controversy

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The award ceremony of the 55th Golden Horse Awards took place in Taipei on November 18. Fu Yue, whose film Our Youth in Taiwan won the Best Documentary award, unexpectedly became the center of attention for her controversial acceptance speech. Read More