Chinese Hits Miss Out on the Global Box Office

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If he’d had the time after meeting American captains of industry in Seattle and Barack Obama at the White House, Chinese President Xi Jinping might have ducked out at the close of his United Nations appearance and into a New York movie theater to check on how China’s other soft power ambassadors—its movies, not its Read More

Xi’s U.K. Visit Yields Deals in Entertainment and Media

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Chinese president Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Kingdom ushers in a widely heralded “golden age”  in relations between the two countries, and may also represent a watershed for China’s global soft-power ambitions. Creativity and cultural exchange are “at the heart of developments” in the strengthening of the U.K.-China relationship, according to the British Read More

IMAX Bets China’s Rich Will Skip Box Office for Lavish Private Theaters

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IMAX is giving wealthy Chinese the luxury to stay home for that next blockbuster to come to the big screen. All they need is $400,000 and a large house to fit the gargantuan 20-feet-by-10-feet screens. The Canadian company partnered with Chinese company TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd. to launch its home theater system earlier this Read More

Chinese President’s Speech on the Arts: The Hollywood Connection

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Last October 15, at the Beijing Forum on Literature and Art, Chinese president Xi Jinping spoke to a high-level audience involved in the creative industries on the role and direction of China’s arts and culture. While the occasion of the speech, titled “Talks at the Forum on Literature and Art Work,” along with some excerpts, was Read More

Dalian Wanda Opens $2.5 Billion Theme Park Resort in Southwest China

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Developer Dalian Wanda dropped a big one on China’s southwestern region at the end of last month with the grand opening of its $2.5 billion Xishuangbanna International Resort. The entertainment complex is the second head-turning opening from the Dalian Wanda Group in the past year and another in a line of massive developments, such as Read More

China’s Celebrity ‘Wedding of the Year’ Promotes Stars’ Own Brands

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This past week, the hot topic on China’s Weibo- and WeChat-sphere was the wedding of actors Huang Xiaoming and Angela Yeung (better known as Angelababy), a stereotypically fairytale event held at the very romantic Shanghai Exhibition Center. Attended by nearly 600 guests, among them celebrities like Li Bingbing, Shu Qi, Chiling Lin, and Hong Kong Read More

Will Blockbuster ‘Lost in Hong Kong’ Revive Chinese Tourist Numbers?

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With a declining number of mainland visitors and slumping retail sales to match, Hong Kong is betting on the success of smash hit comedy Lost in Hong Kong to turn its luck around with Chinese tourists. While Chinese travelers are flocking to destinations like Japan to shop for the current Golden Week, Hong Kong retailers Read More

Silent Spring on the Huangpu River

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In July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth in the action-packed series of Hollywood films about trucks turning into giant robots to save the world, became the first film to sell more than $300 million in tickets at China’s box office. Read More

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