Spring Festival Gala 2019: More Idols, Fewer Foreigners, and No Pigs

 /  TV  / 
The world's "most-watched" TV program was a dull slog in 2019, as its struggle for relevancy in modern China becomes increasingly difficult. Read More

Chinese Sci-Fi Blockbuster Draws Crowds on Opening Day

 /  Opinion  / 
‘The Wandering Earth’ — a big-budget adaptation of a Liu Cixin novel — is expected to spark deeper interest in homegrown science fiction. Read More

Headlines from China: These Chinese Directors Can Act

 /  Headlines From China  / 
It's not surprising to see an actor starts directing after his acting career takes off. It might surprise you though if we tell you this is also the case for renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou. Read More

Mafengwo Tries to Lure Younger Travelers with Idol Group

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
The Chinese online travel agency and user-generated review site Mafengwo has joined the ranks of Chinese companies betting that young celebrity “influencers” will help it grab the attention of younger generations of online consumers. Read More

Headlines from China: HKIFF43 Collaborates with Brands to Launch First Ever Merchandise Collection

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) releases its first ever merchandise collection in collaboration with several hit brands including Heroes Beer, BASAO, Moleskine and MBL Wine. Read More

On Screen China: 2019 Chinese New Year Films

 /  News  / 
Three of the eight films are sequels. Two are science fiction films. Shen Teng is the leading actor in two of them. Sun Wukong ("Monkey King") does not seem to be in any of the films. And a pig can be seen in at least two of the films. Read More

Headlines from China: Disney Releases Special Chinese New Year Posters

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The posters thoughtfully combine elements from upcoming Disney films with traditional Chinese imagery to show genuine respect and appreciation of traditional Chinese culture. Read More

How Peppa and China’s ‘Little Miss Piggys’ Are Redefining Cool

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
In honor of the Year of the Pig, a look back at how these pudgy farm animals became avatars of urban Chinese life. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Netflix Brings Streaming Services to Hotels in Thailand

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The new service targeting Chinese travelers is made possible through iQiyi's partnership with Thai telecommunications operator AIS and China Unicom Global Limited. Read More

February Screenings of Chinese-Language Films in NYC and Los Angeles

 /  Guide  / 
February Highlights: the first big-budget Chinese sci-fi movie "The Wandering Earth," Jackie Chan's classics "Police Story" & "Police Story 2," sneak preview of Jia Zhangke's "Ash Is Purest White," and more. Read More


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