Former ‘Voice of China’ Producer Moves Toward IPO

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The former producer of “The Voice of China” has completed pre-IPO fundraising, earning a valuation of 21 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) — though trademark disputes involving the Dutch creator of the show and several Chinese licensees remain unsettled. Read More

Headlines from China: Trading Fame is a High-Risk Bet for Celebrities and Investors

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Over the past a few years, China saw a wave of mergers and acquisitions that involve celebrities or celebrity-owned companies. Top entertainment firms are eager to win over bankable stars while the stars are eager to cash in their fame. Read More

The Top 10 Chinese Actresses You Need to Know

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We handpicked 10 Chinese actresses whom we think every filmmaker, and anyone who is interested in the Chinese film industry should know. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

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Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

First Italy-China Co-production ‘Coffee’ Set for December 30 China Release

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'Coffee,' the first Italy-China co-production set in Italy, China and Belgium, has scored a December 30 China release, according to an official statement made on December 21. Read More

Chinese Documentary Explores Relationship Between Humans and Nature

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Experimental documentary by filmmaker Ning Jiawei dives into the complex relationship between humans and nature. Read More

China TV Sales on the Fritz

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Sales of television sets in China have fallen to their lowest level in five years, while manufacturers’ profits have also plummeted, a senior Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) official said at an industry conference. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba to Become the Controlling Shareholder of AcFun

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After a new round of financing and assets reorganization, Alibaba will own over 50 percent of AcFun, making Alibaba the controlling shareholder of this video-sharing site. Read More

Headlines from China: 31 Film & TV Works on China’s Priority Copyright Protection List

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China’s National Copyright Administration published a brand new list of 23 films, 4 TV shows, and 4 animation and comic works whose copyrights will be strongly enforced. Read More

Hit Mobile Game ‘Honour of Kings’ Inspires Celebrity TV Show

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Thanks to the game’s extensive fan base and an A-list cast featuring actresses Angelababy and Lin Chi-ling, the new TV show “Kings Attack” has already gained 220 million views — though some unimpressed online commenters have called it “IQ-lowering” programming. Read More