Headlines from China: Top 100 Chinese Film Distributors in 2018

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On December 18, WeChat media account “yiqipaidianying” released a list of 2018 top 100 Chinese film distributors. Read More

China Gives Hollywood an Early Christmas Present

 /  Legal  / 
As Bloomberg reported last week, China’s propaganda ministry has approved an additional seven foreign films to play in China this year in excess of the 34 film quota. These newly approved films will play theatrically on a revenue-sharing basis. Read More

Headlines from China: Listed Media Giant Sells A Painting to Survive

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Hunan CATV Network Group, the subsidiary of Hunan Broadcasting System, sold “The Foolish Old Man Moves a Mountain” by the Chinese modern art pioneer Xu Beihong at the astronomical price of 2.09 billion RMB ($300 million) on December 14th. The revenue will cover CATV‘s deficit in the past three quarters. Read More

iQiyi Recaps Strong Year with “Screening Night 2019”

 /  News  / 
When scalpers outside the venue are asking for extra tickets instead of selling them, and the spectators don’t hesitate for even a second to walk straight in, you know there must be a huge event on that no one wants to miss. Read More

Three Le.com Executives Resign as Company Faces over RMB 3 Billion in Debts

 /  News  / 
Company says executives' resignations will not affect its daily operations and management. Read More

Headlines from China: CAA to Rep Peter Chan’s We Pictures

 /  Headlines From China  / 
CAA China has signed on to represent We Pictures, a film production and distribution company founded by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan. Read More

The World’s Most Googled Show Is a Chinese Period Drama

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
With its strong female lead and attention to historical detail, ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’ has cultivated fan followings in several Asian markets. Read More

Headlines from China: Presale of Bi Gan’s Arthouse Film Boosted by Douyin

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Bi Gan's arthouse film Long Day's Journey into Night, which is set to release in Chinese theaters on December 31, has made a whopping 28.8 million yuan ($4.19 million) in presale. Read More

China Forms Online Gaming Ethics Commission

 /  Game  / 
High-level regulatory activities have made 2018 a hard year for China’s entertainment industry. There are regular crackdowns on “inappropriate” content and the appointment of a brand-new regulatory body to oversee this the mobile entertainment economy. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Music Launches US IPO

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Tencent Music has a very different business model compared with the unprofitable Spotify. Read More

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