TikTok, ensnared in India lawsuit, is removed from Google Play

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Short video app TikTok was blocked on Google’s app store shortly after an Indian state court refused Bytedance’s request to suspend a ban on the app in a hearing on Tuesday, Reuters reported. Read More

Headlines from China: China Film Bureau to Loosen Restrictions on HK-mainland Co-productions

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On April 16, China Film Bureau announced five favorable policies to further open up the mainland film industry to Hong Kong filmmakers and producers. Read More

Headlines from China: 2019 China Box Office Exceeds RMB 20 Billion in 103 Days

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As of April 13, China's total box office revenue in 2019 has exceeded RMB20 billion (US$2.98 B). It took 103 days to reach this mark, 13 days longer than last year. Read More

Headlines from China: Hugo-Award-Wining Chinese Writer to Produce Sci-fi Series 

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Since August 2018, the Hugo Award-winning writer has been partnering with a producer from Huace Media to develop several sci-fi films and drama series. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Moviegoers’ Hollywood Fatigue

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As special effects can’t easily impress Chinese audience any more, lack of creativity and clichéd storytelling become real problems. Read More

Entertainment Slowdown Hits Filmmakers’ Bottom Lines

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Three major filmed entertainment firms forecast big profit declines in the first quarter, with two saying they fell into the red, as the industry suffers under the weight of a broader slowdown after years of breakneck growth. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Cinemas Cash On Marvel Fans’ Passion for The Upcoming ‘Avengers: Endgame’

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'Avengers: Endgame' is set to release in China on April 24. Chinese Marvel fans have been expressing their eagerness to see the film on Chinese social media. Read More

Headlines from China: Chang Chen to Play Timothee Chalamet’s Mentor in ‘Dune’

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It's confirmed today that Taiwanese actor Chang Chen will join Legendary’s upcoming sci-fi film Dune to play Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet)'s mentor. Read More

TikTok Launches Talent Search Competition in Japan, South Korea

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Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok launched an in-app talent search program on Friday aimed at discovering independent musicians, starting with those in South Korea and Japan. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Largest Online Retailer Seeks Esports Players with Enticing Offers

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On April 1, the Chinese government officially recognizes thirteen new professions, which include esports operators and esports players. On the same day, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com’s esports club JDG posted job opportunities to seek highly skilled esports players. Read More

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