Chinese Film Added to Cannes Competition after Conspicuous Absence

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Cannes Film Festival organizers announced the addition of the Li Ruijun’s (李睿珺) film to the prestigious event’s competition line-up on Thursday, reversing what had appeared to be a snub of Chinese film for the second year running. Read More

China Film Insiders: Winston Ma

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The Managing Director of the PRC's sovereign wealth fund says, “Data to the next generation digital economy is like oil to the machine, or bullets to a gun.” Read More

Director Feng Xiaogang Comments on Cannes, San Sebastian, and ‘Youth’

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One of China's most popular directors, Feng Xiaogang spoke about Cannes, "Madame Bovary," and his new film "Fang Hua." Read More

Fan Bingbing Joins Cannes Jury, Makes Time Magazine List

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Fan Bingbing's fame and stature continue to increase, as one of the world's highest-paid film figures joins the 70th Cannes Film Festival jury, along with Hollywood star Will Smith, and Spanish film stalwart Pedro Almodovar. Read More

China’s Biggest Movie Mogul Doesn’t Go to the Movies

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Wang Jianlin “only goes to the cinema once a year, with his mother," according to a Financial Times report this week which cited an associate of the Dalian Wanda Group CEO. Read More

China Film Insiders: Melanie Ansley

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What’s important is to take the pulse of everybody in terms of what projects are going on: where are they getting their financing? Who’s behind it? What are these companies after and what are they making? The China Hollywood Society gives me the opportunity to talk to people I might not otherwise meet, about work I might not normally hear about. Read More

Jackie Chan Unveils New 3D Animation Series

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The 63-year old re-launched his J-Team cartoon series in Beijing on Thursday, updating the old US-made cartoon into a 3D and "totally made in China,” 104-episode series. Read More

Hong Kong Action Star Donnie Yen Blacklists United Airlines

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Following the forced removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight and the accompanying internet outrage, Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen Ji-dan has stated publicly that he will never fly the US-based carrier again via his official Facebook account. Read More

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

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