Why Chinese Animations Struggle to Capture the Country’s Essence

 /  Opinion  / 
The need to showcase notions of Chineseness deprives domestic animators of the simple pleasure of telling good stories through their films. Read More

Beijing Film Insiders Balk as China’s Film Market Moves Towards Becoming World’s Largest

 /  Opinion  / 
Though China's box office is indeed booming, some Beijing film insiders harbor doubts about China becoming the biggest movie market on the planet. Read More

Are ‘Little Fresh Meat’ Actors Helping Propaganda Films?

 /  Opinion  / 
While having attractive young actors play important political figures is certainly refreshing, is it the best way to educate the youth on the country’s most important historical events? Read More

The Top 10 Chinese Actresses You Need to Know

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

China to Movie Theaters: We’ll Pay You to Show More Chinese Films

 /  Opinion  / 
Starting January 1, 2018, Chinese movie theaters will receive financial rewards for showing more Chinese films. The bottom line is clear: the Chinese government wants fewer foreign films in its marketplace, not more. Read More

Free Time in Smaller Cities behind Rapid Growth in China’s Entertainment Market

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
These young souls are not as tempted by the urban glamor as many would expect, and part of it might be because the country’s tech giants have kept them well entertained and contented. Read More

‘Coco’ Wins Over Chinese Hearts — and Wallets

 /  Opinion  / 
'Coco' has moved viewers with its affecting take on family, dreams, life and death — including some themes that movie reviewers said mirrored ancient Chinese philosophy. Read More

China’s Film Industry: Blocked by its Own Great Wall

 /  Opinion  / 
Stanley Rosen commented that “Hollywood has what China lacks: Storytelling ability, marketing, and distribution”. Leung Wing-Fai considers the recent developments in the Chinese film industry to assess its purported deficiencies.  Read More

What Does the Chinese Film Industry Get From Hollywood?

 /  Opinion  / 
Last week Zhang Yimou published an opinion piece in The New York Times titled “What Hollywood Looks Like From China.” What should we make of it? Read More