Headlines From China: Alibaba Now Holds Shares In All Major Film Companies

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Alibaba is currently a shareholder in multiple leading film companies across the Chinese film industry, covering the entire supply chain from funding, production to distribution.  Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

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With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

Headlines From China: Slow Box Office Before Chinese New Year

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Neither Huge Jackman’s The Greatest Showman, nor high-budget Chinese film Till the End of the World can save the pre-Chinese New Year box office in China. Read More

Alibaba Acquires Stake in Wanda Film as the Entertainment Conglomerate Scales Back on Debt

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The acquisition will make Alibaba the second-largest shareholder of Wanda’s film group, with Wanda still controlling a 48.1% stake in the company. Read More

Headlines From China: ‘Forever Young’ Becomes Zhang Ziyi’s Best Selling Film

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Having been released five years after filming, Forever Young has earned 670 Million yuan ($108 Million) accumulatively, making it the best-selling film Zhang Ziyi has ever starred in, ahead of her 2013 action film The Grandmaster. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

Are the Good Times Over? Video Site AcFun Goes Offline (Again)

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First and formerly foremost ACG (anime, comic, games) video site, AcFun, has gone offline again following rumors that it was struggling to pay the bills. Read More

Headlines from China: Oriental DreamWorks to be Wholly Owned by CMC and Rebranded as Pearl Studio 

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It's announced today that CMC (China Media Capital) will officially take full ownership of Oriental DreamWorks and rebrand it as Pearl Studio. Read More

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year? See These Chinese Films in February in NYC

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This month, the four highly anticipated Chinese new year films in the middle kingdom will also be released in North America. Check them out if they are available at a theater near you! Read More

Watch These 5 Films if You Miss Hong Kong’s Signature Neon Signs

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What is Hong Kong without the fantastic Symphony of Lights, and street signs synonymous with nightlife in Asia’s City of Lights? Just look at these five diverse films – the neon signage plays a supporting role that adds an edge to their storylines. Read More

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