DAILY BRIEF: Sep 15, 2020


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    Oracle's Deal For TikTok May Not Include A Purchase

    A deal with Oracle for TikTok's U.S. operations may end up including a partnership instead of an outright purchase. With its deadline to sell or be banned in the U.S. fast approaching, Chinese tech giant ByteDance said it will not be selling its video-sharing app TikTok to either Microsoft or Oracle, according to China state TV. NPR

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    China's Top Government Film Awards to Receive Recommendations

    The 18th China Huabiao Film Awards, a top award given by the government to honor outstanding films and personnel working in the film industry, has started receiving recommendations until Sept. 30. Local film authorities, and related departments with the central government, are responsible for organizing the recommendation of candidates for the Huabiao Awards, according to a notice from the China Film Administration. Xinhua Net

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    John Boyega Gets Apology From Perfume Brand Jo Malone After Being Cut Out of Chinese Commercial

    British cologne company Jo Malone has apologized to “Star Wars” actor John Boyega after editing him out of the Chinese version of an award-winning commercial that he originally conceived, directed and starred in. Variety

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    'The Best Is Yet to Come' ('Bu zhi bu xiu'): Film Review | Venice 2020

    There are still idealistic young writers out there aiming to transform the world, at least in China, and the newsroom drama "The Best Is Yet to Come" (Bu zhi bu xiu) catches the viewer up in the fast-paced story of an untutored youth from the provinces who breaks a scoop on hepatitis B and faces a major ethical decision. The Hollywood Reporter

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    Chinese Feature 'Striding Into the Wind' Shortlisted at BIFF

    The 25th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will open in October 2020. The Chinese feature "Striding into the Wind" directed by young Chinese director Wei Shujun has been selected for the "Window of Asian Films" section of the festival. Previously, the film was shortlisted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2020 as one of only two finalists among Chinese-language films. CGTN