Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

 /  Opinion  / 
The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Headlines From China: What’s Special About The Chinese New Year Gala?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Staged live on every Chinese New Year's Eve, the Chinese New Year Gala’s long-lived success can be attributed to the fact that it has become a ritual and tradition for many to watch the show on Chinese New Year's eve. Read More

Boy-Coin: The World’s First Fan-Made Cryptocurrency

 /  News  / 
A new cryptocurrency targeting fans of teen boy band TFBoys took Chinese social media by storm over the weekend, but the pop trio’s agency has denied having any affiliation with the project. Read More

China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

 /  News  / 
The Ministry of Culture has begun investigating platforms that post inappropriate anime videos on the internet. The clean-up aims to protect underage children from anime videos that are deemed too bloody and violent. This time, the crackdown seems to direct toward mainstream online video platforms like iQiyi. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Government Selects 5000 Cinemas  to Screen Propaganda Content 

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China's media regulator will select 5000 movie theaters across the country to form a "People's Cinema Line," according to a recent statement from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT). Read More

Film Review: Legend of the Mountain

 /  Reviews  / 
Scholar encounters the supernatural while copying sacred texts. Newly restored version of an influential King Hu adventure. Read More

Early Access to Chinese Mobile Version of PUBG Opens Today

 /  News  / 
Battlefield is the mobile IP of PUBG made by Chinese game developer Lightspeed and Quantum Studios. The registration for early access of Battlefield opened in December and has attracted over 18 million players to register. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Anime Sector Welcomes a New Big Player: Toutiao

 /  Headlines From China  / 
According to information released from China's business bureau, Beijing Shanxing (北京闪星), a subsidiary of Chinese media giant Jinri Toutiao, recently took full ownership of online anime community Half Dimension (半次元). Read More

‘The Return of the Pearl Princess’ Returns to Hunan TV, Again

 /  News  / 
Hunan TV’s screening of 20-year-old series rekindles memories just in time for the holidays. Read More

Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. Read More

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