Headlines from China: New Year Films Ready for Fierce Competition

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The releases of “Youth” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” signal the premiering of more holiday movies to come during the 2018 New Year season. 21 holiday movies are to be released during a 19-day period, including “Namiya,” “Operation Red Sea,” and “The Liquidator.” Read More

iQIYI Nabs Exclusive China Rights to Acclaimed Films of 2017

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Baidu-owned iQIYI, widely regarded as a Netflix of China, has announced that it secured exclusive online broadcasting rights in China for six films nominated by this year’s Golden Globe Awards. Read More

Video Sharing App Kuaishou Rumored to Raise New Funding with Valuation at $15 billion

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China’s leading short social video and photo sharing app Kuaishou is rumored to launch a new round of funding with the estimated valuation at $15 billion, according to the self-media “Kaiqi.” Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Police Departments Monitor Screenings of ‘Youth’

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'Youth' tells the coming-of-age story of members of a so-called military cultural troupe and directly touches upon the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 for the first time in the history of Chinese cinema. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Jackie’ Scores China Release Date

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American biographical drama film ‘Jackie’ has been scheduled to release across China on January 19. Chinese company Bliss Media is one of the producers of the film. Read More

Youku Signs Licensing Deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television

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As a result of the deals, subscribers to the Youku service will be able to watch hundreds of films from NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television’s respective libraries for no additional fee. Read More

Headlines from China: China to Reward Cinemas for Showing More Local Films

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It was announced by China's film bureau on the Dec. 13 that movie theaters that generate over 55% of ticket sales from domestic films will be eligible for the rewards. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Yueting Dubbed “Laolai,’ Blacklisted by China’s Top Court

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Tech entrepreneur Jia Yueting is now blacklisted by China’s top court, after failing to pay money he owed to Ping An Securities. Jia is now banned from traveling first-class on planes and trains, visiting hotels, nightclubs, and golf courses, and purchasing other luxuries in general. Read More

Asian Brilliant Stars Announces Expanded Second Edition

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Asian Brilliant Stars launched its second edition today, announcing a diverse line-up of films from across Asia that will compete in several expanded categories. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 21st, 2018. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

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“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More