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

Contemporary Chinese Cinema: The Year So Far

 /  Opinion  / 
This is an unsteady time, as likely to be exhilarating as confounding, as Chinese cinema attempts to both assert itself as what we are repeatedly told will soon be the world’s largest film market while integrating the stars and traditions of the Hong Kong and Taiwanese pop culture industries. Read More

China’s Ode to “One Belt One Road”

 /  Opinion  / 
It’s all part of a broader push to “tell China stories well” — exposing people around the world to aspects of the nation that are absent from foreign media.  Read More

How Jack Ma’s Tin-Eared Fans Reveal China’s Obsession With Celebrity Culture

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Online reaction to the e-commerce mogul’s pop duet proves that we love nothing more than to fawn over the wealthy. Read More

Why the Curtain Is Falling on Chinese Investment in Hollywood

 /  Opinion  / 
Chinese investors are likely to continue eyeing up overseas motion picture projects — except this time, they’ll have more seasoned perspectives. Read More

From Internet Novel to Screen: Are Adaptations Becoming Hot in China?

 /  Opinion  / 
China Literature has been betting big on selling adaptation rights to novels or comic books published on its platform to filmmakers, TV producers or game developers. Read More

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