China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

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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

 /  Game  / 
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

 /  Animations  / 
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

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

 /  Animations  / 
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

 /  Box Office  / 
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

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