Why Are Nationalistic Themes Translating Into Box Office Success in China?

 /  Opinion  / 
Three films released for the PRC's 70th anniversary come with social and political imperatives sometimes at odds with the characteristics of successful commercial film. Read More

Headlines from China: China Film Co., Ltd. Reshuffles Senior Management

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Jiao Hongfen will be the second person after Han Sanping to act as the chief of both China Film Group and China Film Co. Read More

The Chinese Social Media Stars Unknowingly Going Viral in the West

 /  Streaming  / 
A growing number of Chinese viral short videos are reuploaded on Western social media accounts, bringing them global attention. And in most cases, the original creators are not even aware of it. Read More

A Closer Look at China’s Video Game Livestreaming Duopoly

 /  Game  / 
This week, the author of "The Rise of Video Game Livestreaming in China" returns for a closer look at the video game livestreaming sector, evaluates the current leaders—and asks if both will experience more competitive pressure if another tech titan enters the sector. Read More

Headlines from China: Short Film Made for Beijing Winter Olympics Stars China’s Beloved Cartoon Characters 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Shanghai Animation Film Studio today unveiled a short animated film to show support for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics as well as winter sports in general. The film features a group of classic cartoon characters created by the studio. In the amusing short film, some of China's most beloved cartoon characters play a variety of winter sports. Read More

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

 /  Guide  / 
Highlights of October: three Chinese "main-melody" films showing in the U.S. theatres, New York Film Festival, and more. Read More

Headlines from China: Nominees of Golden Horse Awards Unveiled

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The 56th Golden Horse Awards announced the list of nominees today. No films from mainland China were nominated due to Beijing’s ban on Chinese films and filmmakers participating in the Awards. Read More

Understanding China’s Video Streaming Services: Part Two

 /  CBI  / 
In the second part of this series, we look at a group of seven key players — from the well-established iQiyi  to up-and-coming challenger Xigua Video (a Bytedance company) — and share insights on their business models and prospects in the fast-changing market.  Read More

CBI Video: Netease Goes Back to the Future With 90s Hits

 /  CBI  / 
To promote a new high-tech gadget, online education company Youdao (a Netease subsidiary) went all in on 1990s pop-culture nostalgia with “Back to School Parents’ Alliance," a branded music video that revisits a beloved sitcom of the era and its hit theme song. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Patriotic Brand Fervor, Jay Chou’s Presence

 /  CBI  / 
A whopping 220 brands became involved with the patriotic film "The Captain," part of Bona Film Group's trilogy to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Read More

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