Bytedance’s Douyin Reaches 400 Million Users

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin has surpassed 400 million daily active users (DAU), according to its 2019 annual report released on Sunday. Read More

Headlines from China: What’s The Best Chinese Language Film in 2019, In Chinese Film Critics’ Opinion? 

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Hong Kong filmmaker Norris Wong's directorial debut, the 2019 indie film My Prince Edward has won the 5th annual Cinephile Prize, a film prize given by a jury that consists of a group of film critic from the Great China region. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Lands China Release

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Directed by Marielle Heller, the 2019 American drama film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has been granted a theatrical release in mainland China. A Chinese film poster was also unveiled today, although a release date is yet to be determined. Read More

Headlines from China: BBC Series ‘Dracula’ to Stream in China and on Netflix Simultaneously

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BBC's 2020 drama series Dracula will premiere on Netflix and Chinese streaming platform Xigua Video (a ByteDance subsidiary) simultaneously on January 4. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at The Highest-grossing Chinese Actors

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By the end of 2019, there are five Chinese actors whose lifetime box office gross have crossed the RMB 10 billion mark. Read More

China’s Box Office Revenue Grew 5.4% in 2019, Bolstered by Domestic Films

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China’s film box office revenue rose 5.4% to 64.3 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) in 2019, a slower rate than its 9% growth during the previous year, state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Marriage Story’ To Release in China

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Chinese distributor Road Pictures revealed on December 30 that 2019 American drama film Marriage Story has been imported to China for a theatrical release, although a release date is yet to be determined. Read More

Gaming Addiction Part of ‘Public Health Problem’ Say Regulators

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Regulators are again taking action against gaming addiction and problematic online content, in a bid to protect the mental health of China’s young, in a plan released on December 27. Read More

Headlines from China: National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas to Release ‘Richard Jewell’ on January 10

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Produced by Warner Brothers and directed by Clint Eastwood, the 2019 American film Richard Jewell has been set to release in China on January 10 under the banner of China’s National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas. Read More

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Sues Fast-Food Chain Over Copyright

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Shannon Lee is demanding $30 million from the Chinese company for its logo, which bears similarities to the martial arts legend. Read More