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

China Overtakes US with Almost 41,000 Movie Screens

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China now has the most cinema screens of any country in the world, capping a decade of construction that saw it add more than 20 movie screens per day. Read More

‘Great Wall’ Production Company Angry Over Critic’s Comments

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With a budget of $150 million, The Great Wall is the most expensive Chinese production ever. American actor Matt Damon plays the lead role, alongside several Chinese A-listers and up-and-coming stars. Read More

Q&A With Fan Jian on Documentaries of Desire

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Veteran filmmaker Fan Jian’s latest documentary, "Still Tomorrow" won the Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s biggest festival for the genre. Read More

‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Set for January China Release

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"Bridget Jones's Baby" will ring in the new year on January 1 in China, with "Kubo and the Two Strings" heading for Chinese cinema screens on January 13. Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio to Promote Chinese Electric Car Brand

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BYD said that DiCaprio will promote the company’s new-energy vehicles in China throughout 2017. Read More

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