DAILY BRIEF: Dec 6, 2018


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    Box Office Preview: 'Aquaman' Swims Into China Ahead of U.S. Bow

    The major box office action this weekend will be in China, where Aquaman swims into theaters two weeks ahead of its U.S. launch. The marquee in North America, however, will be noticeably devoid of new wide releases in the lull before the Christmas crush. The Hollywood Reporter

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    China-US Trade War Creeps Through Hollywood

    Apart from the trade tensions, Chinese regulators have separately been investigating tax evasions among entertainment companies and celebrities. This makes the whole foreign entertainment industry be at a standstill. Bussiness Times

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    Writer Defends Jackie Chan's Controversial Memoir

    The co-author of Jackie Chan's memoir "Never Grow Up" has defended the book and the Chinese kung fu icon, accusing some foreign media of engaging in sensational and false news reporting by focusing on the dark side of Chan's life. China.org

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    Rajinikanth Blockbuster ‘2.0’ Acquired For China Release

    Chinese production and distribution company, HY Media has picked up mainland China distribution rights to blockbuster Indian film “2.0.” Starring South Indian superstar, Rajinikanth, the film was by some measures the highest grossing movie in the world last weekend. Variety

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    The Forgotten Genres & Loss of “Intellectual Taste” in Chinese TV Drama

    Genres that have come up and since been forgotten in China from roughly 1978 to 2018 are the “rural genre,” the “youth genre,” and the “army genre,” a sub-category of the military genre. What's on Weibo