DAILY BRIEF: Aug 9, 2018


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    China’s iQIYI Expands Nickelodeon Content Deal

    Chinese video streaming platform iQIYI has renewed a content supply deal with Viacom’s Nickelodeon. The deal is a fourfold expansion of the amount of content iQIYI is buying. Variety

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    Box-Office Preview: Big-Budget 'The Meg' Heads for Tepid $20M-Plus U.S. Debut

    Hollywood's latest summer shark pic — costing at least $150 million to produce — hopes to score bigger numbers overseas; other high-profile new offerings include Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman.' The Hollywood Reporter

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    Fan Bingbing's Name Stripped from Movie Poster

    The disappearance of Fan Bingbing continued as her name in a poster for an upcoming movie has been removed. The top Chinese actress has not appeared in public since she was recently involved in a storm over her alleged inking of two contracts in a bid to avoid paying taxes. Straits Times

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    Trump's China Tariffs Claim Another Victim: A South Carolina TV Manufacturing Plant

    The tariffs imposed by President Trump have claimed more jobs, this time at a consumer-electronics manufacturing plant in South Carolina. Element Electronics blamed tariffs on Chinese imports for its decision to shut down its manufacturing facilities in Winnsboro, SC, a town located about 30 miles north of the state’s capital. Fortune

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    Mega VR Cinema Planned for Beijing

    Construction of a mega virtual reality (VR) cinema has begun in Beijing, as one Chinese entertainment company plans to elevate the capital's cinematic experience. GBTimes