Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

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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. Read More

CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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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. Read More

Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

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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. Read More

TechNode’s Top VR and AR Stories of 2016

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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. Read More

George Michael and Wham! Set the Stage for 30 Years of Concerts in China

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April 7, 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a major concert by a Western pop act was held in China – a visit from Wham! (George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), who played to a crowd of 15,000 at Beijing's Workers Gymnasium. Read More

Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box Office Boom

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Even as the Chinese movie market flourishes, documentaries are always a hard sell. But 2016 saw a glimmer of hope for the underappreciated genre, with Chinese documentaries securing higher ticket sales and some serious accolades on the world stage. Read More

Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for iQiyi.com

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Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit, iQiyi.com. Read More

Strange Chinese Copper Mining Firm Buy of Hollywood Studio Scuttled

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Anhui Xinke stated the cancellation of the Voltage Pictures deal was due to the cancellation of a planned internal restructuring. Read More

China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

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Weibo and Weixin specifically are not allowed to rebroadcast material uploaded by their users, but the new rules are designed to prevent individuals and organizations from doing any broadcasting of audio-visual material via these popular social media applications. Read More

Star Appeal Gave Failed Ponzi Scheme Extra Sparkle

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Actor Wang Baoqiang has been linked to a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending scheme that began to collapse over the summer, wiping out investments from tens of thousands of people and landing one of the company’s founders in detention. Read More