Headlines from China: Can The Three-Body Cosmos Rival The Marvel Universe?

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It was announced at the recent Asia-Pacific Science Fiction Convention that two upcoming comic books will be published at the end of this year as part of The Three-Body Cosmos series, which is co-developed by Youzu Interactive and Future Affairs Administration (FAA). Read More

Headlines from China: Mini Web Series is The New Black in China

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Several years ago, web series was still considered an inferior content format compared with film and TV shows. Today, it's considered as the most commercially viable format for online video content in China. Read More

Chinese Streaming Site Leveraging AI for Editing and Casting

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“Imagine an assistant who understands your happiness, anger, sorrow, and laughter and what you want to watch based on your feelings even before you figure out what your feelings are. It will give you the content you want most. AI can do this,” said Gong Yu, Chief Executive Officer of iQiyi Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Deadpool 2’ Hasn’t Passed The Chinese Censorship

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20th Century Fox, which has successfully released several R-rated films in China in the past, hasn’t managed to make "Deadpool 2" pass the Chinese censorship. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Releases Q1 2018 Financial Report

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This week, Tencent released the company's Q1 2018 financial report. According to the report, the company's total revenue during the reporting period was 73.53 Billion ($11.53 Billion), a 48 percent jump compared to the same period last year. Read More

Headlines from China: iQiyi to Take Over Baidu’s Online Ticketing Business

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Today, iQiyi announced that the company would take over Baidu Nuomi’s movie ticketing business. iQiyi believes that it’s valuable to integrate movie ticketing with its existing streaming services in order to build an ecosystem. Read More

Headlines from China: Jiang Wen’s ‘Hidden Man’ Set to Release on July 13

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Hidden Man, an upcoming Chinese film directed by Jiang Wen, has scored a July 13 China release. Following Let The Bullets Fly and Alma de Sant Pere, Hidden Man is Jaing Wen’s third film that is set in the Republic of China. Read More

Headlines from China: Italian Director Cristiano Bortone to Adapt Yan Geling’s ‘The Secret Talker’ 

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It's announced at the 71st Cannes Film Festival that Italian director Cristiano Bortone will direct Chinese writer Yan Geling's novel "The Secret Talker." Bortone will start shooting the film in 2019 with a Chinese actress playing the female lead and an American actor playing the male lead. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Bureau Denies Legitimacy of Smart Cinema

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In response to media’s requests for comments, China’s Film Bureau states that all digital platforms that release video and audio content are required to obtain a license, yet Smart Cinema hasn’t obtained such a license. Read More

Headlines from China: Industry Professionals Call for Refinement of Film Law

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This year’s May Day holiday season ended with two controversies making the headlines. Both cases indicate the chaotic state of film distribution in China and lead many industry professionals to call for refinement of the country's Film Law. Read More