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Why China Hasn't Received Oscar Nominations in Recent Years
Today, more than ever, China covets cultural prestige on the world stage to match its economic might — and its filmmaking output has arguably never been better. But its Oscar submissions became puzzlingly self-defeating. The Hollywood Reporter
Baidu’s Video Site iQiyi Adds 37M Subscribers in 2018 Amid Mounting Losses
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. TechCrunch
Will China Help Save 'Alita: Battle Angel'?
Following a starry Beijing premiere hosted by James Cameron, buzz in the Middle Kingdom for the big-budget tentpole appears to be building. The Hollywood Reporter
'Bumblebee' Is First 'Transformers' To Be Saved By China
Moreso than any previous Transformers movie, 'Bumblebee's status as a relative financial winner (give or take post-theatrical popularity) was highly dependent on China. Forbes
Can a Comics App With 130M Users Become China's Marvel?
According to Big Data Research, China’s animation, comics and games market was valued at $22 billion in 2017. Now the country is looking for its own version of Marvel — and Chen, 27, wants to provide it. OZY