The New Filmmakers Redefining Chinese Independent Cinema

 /  Opinion  / 
Up-and-coming directors are eschewing epic documentaries about a changing society in favor of sensitive examinations of the self. Read More

Can Live Streaming Make Money? Takeaways from Huya’s May IPO

 /  Opinion  / 
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report shows that the economic benefits of game live streaming should not be underestimated. Read More

Entertainment Finance: Where Will the Money Come From?

 /  Money  / 
Entertainment finance has had its ups and downs, but with the industry going through a major change, how will financing methods and models evolve? Read More

Homosexuality, Social Media Activism and the Future of a Queer China

 /  Opinion  / 
A new policy of banning homosexuality related content announced by Sina Weibo has recently triggered heated public debates about LGBTQ rights; it also reveals the complex media landscape and power relations in China and raises the question of the future of a queer China. Read More

The Future of Content: US and China Shift the Paradigm

 /  News  / 
User experience is shaping the way content is being created, distributed and consumed. The future of storytelling is drastically changing, and being led by countries with the largest media consuming populations, from being featured on the big screen to now being played in the palm of our hands. Read More

How China’s Filmmakers Became Nostalgic for a Socialist Past

 /  Opinion  / 
Movie producers and TV program-makers are re-examining the pre-reform era in a sympathetic light. Read More

The Impact of Films and TV on Chinese Outbound Tourism

 /  News  / 
Pop culture, movies, and TV have been shown to have a considerable impact on young Chinese travelers. Just as Lost in Thailand did for Thai tourism, and Game of Thrones for Europe, will One Boat, One World be the soft-power push needed to turn the Chinese cruise industry around? Read More

Why Chinese Filmgoers Don’t Buy Hollywood’s Values Anymore

 /  Opinion  / 
"Until about 10 years ago, in the absence of a well-articulated set of national and cultural values, Hollywood stories and the ethics they promoted were aspirational to many Chinese. But now, we’re tired of them. They strike us as conventional at best, irrelevant at worst." Read More

How Onscreen ‘Losers’ Mirror the Lives of Young Professionals in China

 /  Opinion  / 
Depicting characters who fail in their attempts to attain higher social status, film and TV evoke harsh realities of life in today’s China. Read More

The 10 Best Chinese Language Movies of 2017 (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

 /  Guide  / 
2017 has been a very interesting year for the Chinese-speaking world. The collaborations between China and Hong Kong have resulted in a number of blockbusters, Chinese filmmakers continue to produce unique films, Hong Kong is trying to reinstate its former status, while Taiwan keeps producing masterpieces of all genres. Read More