China’s Top Sci-Fi Writer Nominated for Second Hugo Award

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Liu Cixin's "Death's End" is one of six books nominated in The Hugo Awards' Best Novel category. Read More

New Talent: The Afghan Bruce Lee (Video)

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That strange truth-fiction thing strikes again: if you were to ask a screenwriter to contrive a Dickensian figure for the post-9/11 action-movie generation, they would not be able to top Abbas Alizada. Alizada, the youngest of ten children raised in the hardscrabble, war-torn streets of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, discovered the classic kung fu movies of Bruce Lee as a teenager, and dedicated himself to becoming a martial arts champion in Lee's image. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Fan Bingbing/范冰冰

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Over the past decade, Fan Bingbing has developed a shrewd eye for material, appearing in some three or four films per year, balancing artistic and commercial interests to maintain both bank balance and critical credibility. Read More

Creative Artists Agency Re-Signs ‘Lost in Thailand’ Maker Xu Zheng

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44-year-old actor, director, and screenwriter Xu Zheng is best known for his comedies "Lost in Thailand" and "Lost in Hong Kong." Read More

Chinese Pop Culture Primer: What You Need to Know about TFBoys, China’s Most Popular “Fresh Meat”

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Who are the TFBoys? What's so special about them? For a bunch of kids who aren't even 18, TFBoys are everywhere. Read More

Q&A With Fan Jian on Documentaries of Desire

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Veteran filmmaker Fan Jian’s latest documentary, "Still Tomorrow" won the Special Jury Award for Feature-Length Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s biggest festival for the genre. Read More

CFI’s Sky Kings and Heavenly Queens: Jiang Wen/姜文

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CFI Sky King: Jiang Wen. Beijing badass. The steel of Clint Eastwood married to the intelligence and subversive wit of Marlon Brando Read More

Fan Bingbing Leaves WME for CAA, Joins Director Feng Xiaogang

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Fan Bingbing will join her "I Am Not Madame Bovary" director Feng Xiaogang at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), leaving William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Read More

‘Die Hard’ Director John McTiernan to Shoot WWII Film in China

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McTiernan said he will be making a film about the aftermath of the Doolittle Raid bombing raid on Tokyo in 1942. Read More

Ang Lee Predicts ‘Huge’ China Box Office, but Maybe Not for Him

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The "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" director sees China's box office overtaking the US, but his own record in the China market has been mixed. Read More

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