In Depth: China’s Cinema Business Faces a Bad Scene

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Industry observers said the movie theater industry is likely approaching a period of consolidation as the business faces abundant challenges: a drop in viewership even as cinema chains have continued to add theater screens, insanely high rents that eat into profits, and a government-imposed limit on foreign titles. Read More

Far East Film Festival: A First Taste of Commercial Chinese Cinema

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At the 21st edition of the festival – which drew to a close on May 4 – there were 10 films from China on show across all programmes, and they revealed much about the state of the commercial film industry there as a whole. Read More

Vlogs May Be Hot in China But Investors Remain Cool

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Online video platforms and tech giants alike are looking for “the next big thing,” and some see great potential for vlogging in China. However, the capital markets in China are still on the fence, with little or no investment happening to date. Read More

With ‘Endgame,’ Chinese Superfans Renew a Love Affair With Marvel

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Some watch it for the thrills. Others say it gives them a fresh view on identity and gender. Read More

The Hurdles ‘The Wandering Earth’ Overcame to Become a Smash Hit

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What obstacles did the film overcome to win its success? Below are some of the hurdles “The Wandering Earth” had to surmount. Read More

Bad Romance: Understanding China’s New-Look Traditionalists

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From swarming unfaithful husbands to rewriting ‘Titanic,’ China’s ‘Three Outlooks Party’ is looking out for the country’s morals. Read More

How ‘Boys’ Love’ Authors Are Using Love to Make War on Ignorance

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Chinese BL fiction has helped raise public awareness of long-marginalized sexual minorities. Read More

What ‘The Wandering Earth’ Says About Chinese Sci-fi

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Guo’s film is an ode to Chinese values and the country’s growing self-confidence. Read More

Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster Draws Crowds on Opening Day

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‘The Wandering Earth’ — a big-budget adaptation of a Liu Cixin novel — is expected to spark deeper interest in homegrown science fiction. Read More