Headlines from China: Alibaba Quietly Launches Short-video App “Lu Ke” on Apple Store

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Douyin's huge popularity among Chinese young people and its ability to influence consumer behaviors led many internet and e-commerce firms to create their own short-video apps. Read More

New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

 /  Legal  / 
If implemented in their present form, the provisions will seriously impact the streaming and broadcasting of foreign motion picture and TV content. Read More

Headlines from China: Jia Zhangke Responds To Criticism From Global Times Editor

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On September 23, Hu Xijin, Editor-in-chief of state media Global Times, posted comments on Jia Zhangke's "Ash Is Purest White," criticizing the film for spreading negative energy and telling a depressing story. Read More

Court Rules Against Studio That Charged for Child Actor Roles

 /  News  / 
A father whose son was promised a ‘No. 1 role’ in a film will recoup half the fees he paid for his kid’s three scenes and one line. Read More

Headlines from China: Holiday Box Office: A Look at National-day Films 

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Along with the Lunar New Year, China's National Day (October 1) is one of the two lucrative weeks on China's cinematic calendar. This year, local films are expected to dominate the box office again. Read More

Why Chinese Audiences May Not Go Crazy for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

 /  Opinion  / 
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a hit, but its portrayal of Chinese culture may not resonate with audiences from the Chinese mainland. Read More

China Licensing Deals: Is This a New Scam?

 /  Legal  / 
Don’t be a big sucker for a terrible China licensing agreement. Read More

Headlines from China: Hong Kong Selects ‘Operation Red Sea’ as Academy Award Entry

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Dante Lam's action war film Operation Red Sea has been selected as Hong Kong's Oscar contender for the foreign-language category, according to an announcement made on the film's official Weibo account. Read More

The Unincredibles: Why China Isn’t an Animation Superpower

 /  Animations  / 
For those trying to resuscitate China’s animation industry, it’s about more than cute flicks — it’s about national pride. Read More

Headlines From China: Chinese Authorities to Further Restrict Foreign Content Programming

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On September 20, China's media regulator The National Radio and Television Administration published drafts of new rules to restrict foreign content programming on TV and online video platforms. Read More

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