‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

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Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Lost in Thailand’ Sentenced to a Fine of 5 Million RMB for Unfair Competition

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Lost in Thailand, a hit Chinese comedy directed by Xu Zheng, has been sentenced by The Supreme People's Court of PRC to a fine of 5 million yuan ($796,000) for unfair competition. The film was released in 2012 and went on to make over $20 million at the Chinese box office. Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

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China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at BAT’s Investments in Entertainment Sector

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Over the past a few years, Chinese tech giants BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent)'s investing strategies interest many. Here we take a look at the three companies' investments in the entertainment sector. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

The Impact of Films and TV on Chinese Outbound Tourism

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Pop culture, movies, and TV have been shown to have a considerable impact on young Chinese travelers. Just as Lost in Thailand did for Thai tourism, and Game of Thrones for Europe, will One Boat, One World be the soft-power push needed to turn the Chinese cruise industry around? Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Hotel Raises $16 Million in Series A Financing

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China’s Film Hotel, a movie-themed hotel chain integrating on-demand theater into hotel rooms, recently raised 100 million yuan ($16 million) in its series A financing led by IDG Capital. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

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Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

Bronco Blues: Chloé Zhao’s ‘The Rider’ Offers an Intimate Look at a Broken Young Cowboy

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"The Rider" centers on Brady (Brady Jandreau), a Native American bronco rider whose fall from his horse dramatically alters his life. The Sony Pictures Classics release, opening April 13, is written and directed by Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao. Read More

Headlines from China: Studio 8 to Adapt Ken Liu’s Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Hidden Girl’ 

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The Hidden Girl, a short science fiction story written by Chinese American author Ken Liu, will be adapted into a thriller by Studio 8. The company acquired the adaptation rights two years ago, and recently hired Ellen Shanman to write the film script. Read More

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