Headlines from China: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Nabs $30 Million During First Three-Day Debut in China

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Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” added a further $30 million from the Middle Kingdom’s box office during the past three-day debut weekend, taking the overseas cume to $216 million after two consecutive sessions of international rollouts. Read More

U.K.’s Premier League Ends China Soccer Coverage Agreements

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The U.K.’s Premier League terminated a 650 million pound ($861.6 million) agreement for the broadcast of English soccer matches in China amid growing political tension between the two countries. Read More

Headlines from China: First Reviews in, How Does Disney’s Long-Awaited ‘Mulan’ Hold Up?

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Disney’s wuxi remake of the legendary Chinese folklore tale “The Ballad of Mulan” finally met with the audience on Disney+ yesterday. What do people think about this live-action remake? Read More

Netflix to Bring Chinese Sci-Fi’s ‘Three-Body’ Trilogy to Life

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Many sci-fi fans in China say they’re looking forward to a top-notch production, but some doubt whether the American streaming giant can do the famously abstract books justice. Read More

Headlines from China: Funded by Chinese Auteur Jia Zhangke, the 4th 86358 Short Film Festival Puts a Spotlight on Lesser-Known Short Films

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While droves of established filmmakers gathered at the Beijing International Film Festival, hundreds of up-and-coming young filmmakers and cinephiles rushed to an alternative film festival held from Aug 23-28 in Jiajiazhuang, a remote village in Fenyang city, North China's Shanxi province. Read More

Taking Aim at Corporate Hierarchy, NetEase Backs Staff Nicknames

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In a move toward dismantling the rigid corporate hierarchy common at many Chinese companies, game developer NetEase is allowing employees to choose their own preferred nicknames. Read More

Chinese Short Video Platform Kuaishou Increases Livestreaming E-Commerce Investment with Massive Incubation Plan

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TikTok rival Kuaishou is upping the ante in plans to boost its booming e-commerce business, as a growing number of people cash in on livestreaming to sell products on the Chinese short video platform. Read More

Headlines from China: Liu Cixin’s Sci-Fi Trilogy ‘The Three-Body Problem’ to be Adapted as Netflix Series

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China’s cultural company Yoozoo Group and the U.S. streaming giant Netflix announced Tuesday that they would jointly launch a new dramatic series inspired by the Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy "The Three-Body Problem.” Read More

Headlines from China: Young People’s Favorite Bilibili Invested $66 Million in Film and TV Studio Huanxi Media

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Young people’s favorite video platform Bilibili has taken a 9.9 percent stake ($66 million in U.S. dollars) in Huanxi Media, the rising film and TV studio whose major shareholders including directors Xu Zheng, Zhang Yimmou and Ning Hao. Read More

Dance Dance Arbitration: Why China’s Idols Want Out of Their Deals

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A recent spate of contract disputes has cast a spotlight on one-sided contracts and cutthroat competition in the country’s idol industry. Read More

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