The former producer of “The Voice of China” has completed pre-IPO fundraising, earning a valuation of 21 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) — though trademark disputes involving the Dutch creator of the show and several Chinese licensees remain unsettled. Read More
Paramount Pictures said it has terminated its $1 billion film-financing deal with Chinese partner Huahua Media, ending half a year of uncertainty after reports first emerged that the tie-up had run into trouble due to a Beijing crackdown on such investment. Read More
In China, a whole new industry chain surrounding online literature IPs is taking form and now involves music, games, TV dramas, and movie production. Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu have all entered the battle to compete for the best IPs. Read More
Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s online literature unit, which seeks up to HK$8.3 billion ($1.06 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, has had an enthusiastic reception from retail investors. Read More
China’s outbound direct investment fell 41.8% year-on-year over the first eight months of 2017 in response to a government crackdown on overseas acquisitions in real estate, sports, and entertainment. Read More
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