One of China’s Biggest Live Streaming Platforms Files for HK IPO

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Popular live streaming platform Inke (映客) has submitted its first edition of an IPO prospectus to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company didn’t indicate how much funds it plans to raise. Read More

Headlines from China: Hollywood’s Localization in China: What Works, What Doesn’t

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This article analyzes four major strategies Hollywood often uses to localize films for the Chinese market. Find out what works and what doesn't. Read More

Short Video Platforms Douyin, Kuaishou Accused of Showing Counterfeit Products

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Chinese short video platform such as Douyin and Kuaishou are being criticized for featuring video hosts who make and distribute counterfeit products on their videos. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘The Three Body Problem’ is Better Off with Amazon? 

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After the Financial Times reported that Amazon might develop and produce three seasons of episodes based on Chinese sci-fi novel The Three Body Problem, Chinese netizens and sci-fi fans have been expressing their joy over such possibility. Read More

China’s Revamp of Broadcasting Systems Pushes Soft Power, Hard

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Institutional reform will combine state broadcasters into Voice of China, slated to be supervised by the Party’s publicity department. Read More

Headlines from China: Filmmaker Wong Jing Raged at Video Platforms at Hong Kong FilMart

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After listening to presentations by executives from iQiyi and Qi Shu Youyu, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing was full of rage and accused the platforms of streaming web films that employed Hong Kong film IPs without permission. Read More

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

Headlines from China: China Box Office Top 100, Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation

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In this article, WeChat media account yiqipaidianying lists China box office top 100 from 2008 up to today with adjustment for ticket price inflation. This time, it's James Cameron's 2009 film Avatar that tops the chart. Number two is last year's box office smash hit Wolf Warrior 2. Read More

CFI and China Hollywood Society Co-Present Web Panel “Meet The Buyers”

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Join the China Hollywood Society and China Film Insider for our Third jointly hosted online event: a web panel discussing with three top production companies currently working in the Chinese market. Read More

Headlines from China: Publicity Department of Communist Party to Oversee China’s Film Sector

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On March 20 (Beijing Time), a government restructure plan is approved by China's congress. According to this plan, the Publicity Department of the Communist Part of China will oversee China's film sector. Read More