DAILY BRIEF: Nov 14, 2017


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    China Box Office: ‘Thor’ Takes Weekend Win From ‘Orient Express’

    In a session full of new releases, Disney/Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” managed to hold its own at the top of the Chinese box office for a second weekend. “Murder on the Orient Express” headed the chart on Friday, when it scored $4.93 million. Variety

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    South Korea Celebrity Appears in Chinese Ad in Subtle Sign of Thawing Diplomatic Tension

    A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China’s biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns. Reuters

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    Pingyao 2017 Interview: Festival Director Marco Muller Talks Inaugural Edition, Chinese Cinema, Censorship

    ScreenAnarchy sat down for a behind-the-scenes chat about the Pingyao film festival inaugural edition, programming concept, censorship and expectations from the next edition. ScreenAnarchy

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    Screenwriter L.P. Leung on his Chinese American Western ‘The Jade Pendant’ and its 50 Year Journey

    'The Jade Pendant' is a tragic love story during a period of time when Chinese Americans were despised and excluded from white society. I wanted to present an entertaining film but also expose the truth about the struggles and discrimination that Chinese Americans faced. Huffington Post

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    Jack Ma Is The Star of A Kung Fu Movie Where He Beats 8 Celebrity Martial Artists with the Power of Tai Chi

    Jack Ma, one of the richest men in China, is the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, newspaper proprietor, and philanthropist. Now, he can add another title: Kung fu star. Business Insider