Alibaba Integrates Cultural, Entertainment Resources in Strategic Partnership with Alibaba Pictures

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Alibaba Group, aggressive in seeking new growth engines amid the country’s economic slowdown, has been ramping up efforts to make inroads into the country’s entertainment industry in recent years. Read More

The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

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The tax bureau of Beijing’s Chaoyang District has urged one unidentified live-streaming platform to pay back taxes of RMB 60 million (US$8.7 million), Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. Read More

What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity

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As someone who grew up in China, how am I supposed to talk about, say, the allegedly irrational Taiwan nostalgia for Japanese rule? Or colonial symbols? Read More

Chinese-Korean Co-Pro Halted over THAAD Fallout

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A Chinese-Korean co-production starring actress Zhang Ziyi has become the latest casualty of China’s crackdown on all things South Korean as the fallout between the two countries over the THAAD anti-missile system continues. Read More

In ‘Maineland,’ Chinese High School Kids Live the American Dream

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The director of Maineland, Wang Miao, knows the children’s struggles all too well. Wang grew up in Beijing and, at the age of 12, immigrated to the U.S. with her family. Read More

China’s Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process

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Chinese television viewers caught a rare glimpse into the operations of their country's notoriously opaque film censorship process. Read More

China-Hollywood Deals: Not So Fast

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It would be a mistake to assume this is just a temporary hiccup and that Chinese companies will be back investing huge amounts in Hollywood in a few months. China still has a ton of money, but for the foreseeable future, the money is staying in China. Read More

Live Streaming is China’s Killer Social Network

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Live streaming hype was so intense in 2016 that the government quickly stepped in to ensure that platforms are compliant with relevant regulations. Read More

In a Red Ocean of VR Arcades, This Company is Pivoting to B2B

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VR arcades are hot in China, so hot that they might even burn up before they take off. Read More

Full ‘Furious,’ ‘Pirates’ Franchises to Be Shown at 7th Beijing International Film Festival

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The inclusion of the first four movies in Disney’s Pirates franchise is the surest sign yet that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will score a release in the world’s second-largest film market. Read More

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