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TechNode’s Top VR and AR Stories of 2016

From arcades to humanity’s greatest obsessions, from this year’s biggest disappointment to Korean startups, we present you with the top VR and AR stories from our site this year.
By |December 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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George Michael and Wham! Set the Stage for 30 Years of Concerts in China

April 7, 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a major concert by a Western pop act was held in China – a visit from Wham! (George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), who played to a crowd of 15,000 at Beijing's Workers Gymnasium.
By |December 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Documentaries Fight for Attention Amid Box Office Boom

Even as the Chinese movie market flourishes, documentaries are always a hard sell. But 2016 saw a glimmer of hope for the underappreciated genre, with Chinese documentaries securing higher ticket sales and some serious accolades on the world stage.
By |December 27th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for

Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit,
By |December 23rd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Strange Chinese Copper Mining Firm Buy of Hollywood Studio Scuttled

Anhui Xinke stated the cancellation of the Voltage Pictures deal was due to the cancellation of a planned internal restructuring.
By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

Weibo and Weixin specifically are not allowed to rebroadcast material uploaded by their users, but the new rules are designed to prevent individuals and organizations from doing any broadcasting of audio-visual material via these popular social media applications.
By |December 22nd, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Star Appeal Gave Failed Ponzi Scheme Extra Sparkle

Actor Wang Baoqiang has been linked to a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending scheme that began to collapse over the summer, wiping out investments from tens of thousands of people and landing one of the company’s founders in detention.
By |December 21st, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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China Overtakes US with Almost 41,000 Movie Screens

China now has the most cinema screens of any country in the world, capping a decade of construction that saw it add more than 20 movie screens per day.
By |December 21st, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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‘Great Wall’ Production Company Angry Over Critic’s Comments

With a budget of $150 million, The Great Wall is the most expensive Chinese production ever. American actor Matt Damon plays the lead role, alongside several Chinese A-listers and up-and-coming stars.
By |December 19th, 2016|Featured Stories, News|
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Q&A With Fan Jian on Documentaries of Desire

Veteran filmmaker Fan Jian’s latest documentary, "Still Tomorrow" won the Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s biggest festival for the genre.
By |December 19th, 2016|Featured Stories, News, People|