How China’s Celebrity Pay Crackdown May Change the Brand-Celebrity Relationship

 /  Opinion  / 
Based on regulations that have been announced so far, Chinese celebrities will see an immense reduction in their entertainment industry paychecks. Experts believe the government’s attempt to regulate celebrity incomes is likely to change the luxury landscape. Read More

The Pingyao International Film Festival: Dawn of New Era for Chinese Independent Cinema?

 /  Opinion  / 
PYIFF is the first privately run Chinese film festival approved by the authorities. The festival is organized “by a company that operates in a marketed-based manner, which is a relatively new model. Read More

Empty Theaters and False Hopes: The Reality of VR Film

 /  Opinion  / 
VR film buffs are still trying to crack the code of blockbuster flicks, even now that the hype and cash have left. Read More

The China-US Trade War. It’s All Good Inside China!

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Why is this happening and how long will it continue and what should you as an American company doing business in China or seeking to do business in China do? Read More

China Movies Gone in 48 Hours: Asura and Schadenfreude

 /  Opinion  / 
The real lesson from Asura, and the reason I think its implosion will ultimately prove to be a good thing, is that it shows the Chinese film industry is maturing. Read More

Trump, Tariffs, and Tinseltown

 /  Opinion  / 
The USTR has released a tentative list of 6,031 product categories that, in aggregate, allegedly represent $200B worth of Chinese imports. Included on this list, to the chagrin of almost everyone in the entertainment industry, is this category.... Read More

The Three-Book Problem: Why Chinese Sci-Fi Still Struggles

 /  Opinion  / 
Liu Cixin’s epic trilogy was expected to take Chinese science fiction into a new era, but the genre is still far from its lofty ambitions. Read More

iQiyi: What to Expect From the Integration of AI and Entertainment

 /  Opinion  / 
iQiyi has gone beyond a video platform and is now an innovative content and entertainment platforms. Read More

Crazy Rich Asians, a Game Changer for Asians in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Author Kevin Kwan’s glamorous ode to Singapore and authentic Asian representation in Hollywood. Read More

Ayawawa, Wang Ju, and China’s Confusing Female Role Models

 /  Celebrity  / 
Complex and contradictory images of women allow a hyper-conservative relationship guru to exist alongside an empowered, independent pop singer. Read More

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