Headlines from China: Hainan Designated As the New Free Trading Zone, What Dose The Future Hold For Film Industry There?

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Chinese authorities on Monday released a master plan for the Hainan free trade port, which aims to build this southern island into a globally integrated and influential free trading zone by 2050. Thanks to this policy boost, the local government will also level up investment in building the film festival Hainan International Film Festival. Read More

TikTok Owner ByteDance Increasing Indian Operations: Reports

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ByteDance is reportedly opening its second corporate entity in India to provide information technology services to all of its platforms worldwide, the latest sign that the Chinese tech unicorn is expanding its global footprint. Read More

Headlines from China: IQiyi Lost A Lawsuit On Controversial ‘Advance Watching Pay View’ Mode 

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Last December, Chinese streaming giants iQiyi and Tencent Video, simultaneously launched a new controversial pay view mode where VIP members can pay extra RMB if they want to watch the then-trending web series “Joy of Life” before its official release date. Read More

NetEase Starts $2.6 Billion Hong Kong Secondary Listing

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Chinese online gaming company NetEase kicked off its secondary listing in Hong Kong to raise about $2.6 billion, based on a term sheet seen by Caixin. Read More

Headlines from China: Market Research Shows That Over 40% Theaters Believe That They Would Go Bankrupt This Year 

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In a recent market research conducted by Chinese Film Distribution Association, a staggering 40% of the interviewed theaters believe that they would have to permanently close their businesses this year. Read More

Headlines from China: Hot Idol Competition Reality Show “Youth With You” Wraps Second Season

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On Saturday, Chinese popular idol competition reality show “Youth With You” live streamed its finale on iQiyi and swept all the social media platforms at home and abroad. Read More

Headlines from China: Which TV Channel Will Win the Competition in the Second Half of 2020?

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The TV industry has raced into the second half of the game for 2020. Major TV channels such as Hunan TV and Zhejiang TV have recently held their investment fairs and released their TV series lineups for the next six months. Read More

China’s Cash-Strapped Millennials Embrace a New Trend: Thrift

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Many young Chinese developed lavish spending habits during an era of rapid economic growth. Now, they’re learning to cut back. Read More

Headlines from China: Media Measurement Company Fanink Released 2019 Chinese Moviegoers Analysis Report

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On Wednesday, Chinese media measurement company FanInk released an analysis report about China’s film and TV content consumers in 2019. Co-authored by Beijing Film Academy, FanInk’s report aims to provide film distributors and exhibitors with a more accurate and straightforward portrayal of Chinese film and TV content consumers. Read More