Headlines from China: Chinese Mainland Box Office On Its Way to Surpass North America And Become World’s Largest Film Market

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Chinese experts predicted on Monday that the mainland box office is very likely to surpass its North American counterpart and become the world’s largest film market in 2020. Read More

Reality TV Goes Viral for All the Wrong Reasons as Star Picks Endangered Flower

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In the latest episode of the television series “Go Fighting,” a Chinese reality show promoting customs and cultures of Western China, a celebrity picks a flower in the wilds of Tibet, only for netizens to later point out it was an endangered plant, arousing criticism from environmentalists. Read More

Medical Drama Salutes Pandemic Heroes but Stirs Sexism Debate

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So far only two episodes have been broadcast but the show has drawn criticism due to “factual inaccuracies”, not least in regards to the gender balance of the “heroes”. Read More

Headlines from China: TikTok Deal is About to Close, ByteDance Plans US IPO For TikTok Global

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The Beijing-based Internet giant Bytedance, is planning to list TikTok Global—the joint venture set up in the latest TikTok deal, in U.S. stock market should its proposed deal be cleared by the U.S. government. Read More

Tencent’s PUBG Still Highest Earning Game Despite Indian Ban

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Last month, PUBG Mobile and its Chinese mainland version “Game For Peace” generated more than $221 million in revenue, representing a year-on-year increase of 25.5%, according to statistics provided by research firm SensorTower. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Inks Deal With England’s Premier League to Show Soccer Games in China

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After the contract dispute with Chinese local video streaming site PPTV forced the Premier League to quit the market for a while, the England’s prestigious soccer league finally signed a deal with Internet giant Tencent to play the rest of the season’s games on Tencent’s wide-ranging digital platforms including WeChat, QQ.com and Tencent Video. Read More

Video Streamer iQiyi Kicks Up Its Sports Game with FC Barcelona Tie-Up

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iQiyi Sports, a joint venture between Baidu-backed iQiyi and Super Sports Media, is teaming up with FC Barcelona to create a dedicated channel in China for the top-tier Spanish football club in the 2020/2021 season, the company said on Tuesday. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Top Film Firm Huayi Brothers Reveals New Future Projects

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On Wednesday, China’s leading film company Huayi Brothers Media unveiled an attractive new list of future film projects. The list includes 18 film projects of various genres to be released between the rest of 2020 and 2021 by 19 renowned domestic and international directors. Read More

Headlines from China: Preparing for National Holiday, China to Raise Movie Theater Capacity to 75 Percent

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China will ease the pandemic safety measures and raise allowed movie theater viewer limit from 50% to 75% starting on September 25, according to the statement announced by China Film Distribution & Exhibition Association on Tuesday. Read More

‘Mulan’ Earnings Disappoint in First Weekend of China Box Office

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"Mulan" took in only $23.2 million by the end of its first weekend, according to industry watcher Maoyan.com (link in Chinese), far less than analysts expected. The results bring the film’s total international box office to $37.6 million, Disney said. Read More

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