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Virtual Reality Porn Peddlers Arrested in Shenzhen

Pornography is illegal in China, where a 1997 law bans the production and dissemination of obscene content.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Technology|
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China Clears Golden Globe Winner ‘La La Land’ for Release

Golden Globe-winner "La La Land" has been approved for distribution in China and will screen in the China Giant Screen format and possibly IMAX 2D, although a specific date is yet to be announced.
By |January 10th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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‘Rogue One’ Star Jiang Wen Attributes Hollywood’s Success to US Naval Superiority

Actor, director, and producer Jiang Wen has taken the peculiar stance of declaring that Hollywood films are welcome internationally because of the size of the US Navy.
By |January 8th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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This Shanghai-based Startup is Showing off Its AR Magnifier at CES

NEOBEAR is debuting MAGNEO, an Augmented Reality (AR) intelligent device developed for children, allowing them to better understand the world and greatly broaden their imagination.
By |January 6th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|
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Viacom Breaks Ground on First Nickelodeon Theme Park in China

The Nickelodeon Cultural Resort will occupy one million of the three million square meter project, which is being built as part of the Foshan Cultural and Ecological Project.
By |January 5th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Uncategorized|
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CCTV International Rebrands as China Global Television Networks

China Global Television Network (CGTN) covers all of CCTV's former foreign language channels and websites, which include Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish broadcasts
By |January 3rd, 2017|News|
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TechNode’s Top 10 Live Streaming Stories of 2016

Chinese online video viewers reached 504 million, 73 percent of the total Chinese internet users, and mobile video viewers were 405 million as of 2015.
By |January 1st, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Technology|
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Purported China Blacklist Includes Shu Qi, Suicidal Tendencies

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.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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CFI’s Top Five China Film Stories for 2016

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.
By |December 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Commentator Tells Online Critics to Go Easy on Homegrown Cinema

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.
By |December 28th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|