Headlines from China: Chinese Films Performed Poorly in Overseas Markets in 2018

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In 2018, China box office totaled over 60 billion yuan with local films making 37.9 billion yuan. While local films performed well in the domestic market, their performance in overseas markets are less than ideal. Read More

Chinese A-Listers’ Days of Earning 100M Per Film Are Over

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Though most are waiting for the dust to settle, it seems like the tables are bound to turn. Read More

Headlines from China: Promotional Video of Alibaba Pictures’ ‘Peppa Pig’ Movie Goes Viral 

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On January 17, a promotional video for Alibaba Pictures' upcoming film Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year was released on the film's official Weibo account. This video quickly went viral and has been widely shared on Weibo as well as WeChat. Read More

Documentary Featuring Startup CEOs Flops at the Box Office

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The disappointing results coincide with the recent fall from grace of two leads in the film. Read More

Headlines from China: John Cena Impresses Chinese Fans with Fluent Mandarin

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Paramount's "Bumblebee," which opened in Chinese theaters on January 4, brings Chinese moviegoers' attention to the film's lead actor John Cena. Read More

Shamanic Rituals and Shaking Shoes: Here’s What Censors Are Looking For on China’s Short Video Apps

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Thanks to a document recently published by the China Netcasting Services Association (CNSA), we have more of an idea about the form and categories of content that the government wishes to keep off of China’s rapidly multiplying short video platforms. Read More

Headlines from China: 2019 Chinese New Year Gala to Utilize 5G Technology

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On January 13, China Media Group, China Mobile and Huawei successfully tested the delivery of 4K footage through 5G technology. The tested technologies will be used for the upcoming 2019 Chinese New Year Gala. Read More

Idol Hands: How China’s Super Fan Groups Make and Break Stars Via the Multi-Million Dollar “Fan Economy”

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What really is the so-called “Fan Economy” and why is understanding how it works so crucial to the world of contemporary Chinese celebrity? Read More

Bytedance Takes on WeChat With New Video Messaging App

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Chinese tech giant Bytedance on Tuesday launched a video-based messaging app focused on sharing content with friends and family, as it moves to take on WeChat’s newly launched short-video features. Read More

Headlines from China: The PG-13 Version of ‘Deadpool 2’ Set for January 25 China Release

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While the film was claimed to cater to young audiences, many speculate that the film's producers made the PG-13 cut in order to pass China's censorship. Read More

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