Headlines from China: An Increasing Number of Japanese Stars Joined Chinese Social Media in 2018

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2018 saw a surprising number of top Japanese celebrities joined Chinese social media Weibo. Read More

Famed Chinese Director Defamed Ex-Soldier in Memoir, Court Says

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Chen Kaige had refused to apologize for his unverified account of the plaintiff following a court decision. Read More

Headlines from China: Six Technology Trends Every Film Professional Should Know 

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While market trends are important for film professionals to be aware of, here are six equally important technology trends. Read More

Founder of Once-Popular Torrent Site Jailed for Piracy

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BT Tiantang hosted thousands of pirated films and TV series, leading to its owner’s arrest in September 2016. Read More

iQiyi Takes A Stand Against Bytedance, Tencent with New Vertical Video Channel

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Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi has launched a new channel in its mobile app dedicated to portrait mode viewing, as it moves to take on short-video platforms that helped popularize the format. Read More

Headlines from China: Emerging Filmmakers Made Big Waves in 2018

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2018 China box office numbers have been unveiled. Among the top 20 highest-grossing films, emerging filmmakers' works generated 41.1% of the total box office. Read More

Headlines from China: Stock of ‘Long Day’s Journey’ Investor Plunges RMB 1.6 Billion 

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The film had a wildly successful opening thanks to a smart marketing campaign, or false advertising as many people would now describe it. Read More

Short Video App Kuaishou Doubles Down on Domestic E-commerce

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Content-driven e-commerce is a growing trend in China. Rival short video platform Douyin rolled out a shopping cart feature earlier this month. Similarly, large e-commerce platforms are seeking partnerships with content creators to drive their sales. Read More

Headlines from China: 10 Predictions for China’s Film Industry in 2019

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At the beginning of 2019, WeChat Media account yiqipaidianying made 10 predictions for China's Film Industry in 2019 Read More

Bilibili and Alibaba’s Taobao Partner on E-commerce

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Video streaming site Bilibili is trying to sell more Japanese anime-style skirts to its young viewers. The company today announced a partnership with Alibaba’s online marketplace Taobao, seeking to monopolize on content-driven e-commerce. Read More