Headlines from China: Unravel the Successful Formula of IQiyi’s ‘Light On Theater’ Initiative

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The fast growing popularity of “The Bad Kids”, a suspenseful drama series that makes headlines and generates wide discussions on the Internet, marks another successful release of Chinese streaming giant iQiyi’s “Light On Theater” initiative. Read More

Beijing to Disburse 3 Million Yuan to Struggling Cinemas

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Movie theaters in the city will receive $1,600 on average from a special development fund that is normally allocated toward subsidizing film productions and building new cinemas. Read More

Weibo Reopens Trending Topics List But Some People Ask: Are We Better Off Without It?

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Sina Weibo, China’s biggest social media site, reopened its trending topics list on Wednesday afternoon. The Cyberspace Administration of China had ordered Weibo to freeze the list for a week as punishment for Weibo “disturbing online order” and “posting illegal information in violation of regulations.” Read More

Headlines from China: New Animation Film ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’ Eyes 2020 Release

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New Gods: Nezha Reborn, a new animation film from Light Chaser Animation—the same studio behind the 2019 well-received animation film White Snake, is eyeing a 2020 release. Read More

Headlines from China: 4th Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival Calls For Scripts And Film Projects

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Funded my Chinese leading auteur Jia Zhangke, the fourth edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival just opened the “Pingyao Project Promotion” section, calling for filmmakers to submit their scripts and film projects for review. Read More

Shares of Baidu-Backed iQiyi Jump After Reuters Reports Tencent Seeking Majority Stake

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Nasdaq-listed shares of Chinese video streaming service iQiyi closed up 25.9% on Tuesday after a Reuters report revealed that Tencent is looking to buy a stake in the company in which its rival Baidu is currently the majority shareholder. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Aims to Become Biggest Shareholder of IQiyi

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According to Reuters, Tencent Holdings Ltd is in talking with video streaming rival iQiyi in order to become its biggest shareholder. Read More

ByteDance to Close Smaller Short Video App in India, Focus on TikTok

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Chinese tech unicorn ByteDance has announced it will shut down its lesser-known video sharing app Vigo Video in India by Oct. 31, as its flagship TikTok app gains traction in the South Asian country. Read More

Headlines from China: Mango TV’s Stock Price Rose to a Historical High, How Good Is the Reality Show ‘Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves’?

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Following the debut of the much-anticipated reality show “Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves”, the stock price of Mango TV’s mother company Mango Excellent Media rose by nearly 9% on Friday and another 7% on Monday. Read More

Headlines from China: The Evolving Images of Chinese Women In Chinese Cinema

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China’s economic growth has greatly lifted women’s social status in the past 30 years—this can be seen not only in reality TV shows, but also in films. Regarding women's representation on the big screen, what has changed over time? Read More