Chinese Box Office Takings Dip By 5% In The First 5 Months of 2019

 /  Box Office  / 
Box offices around China took in 26.97 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) in the first five months of the year, down from 28.43 billion yuan for the same period in 2018.The fall was largely due to a poor first-quarter performance when takings dropped 8% year-on-year. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Media Regulator to Ban Film & TV Remakes? 

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This week, a screen shot of a list of new censorship rules is circulated on the internet. The new rules include detailed guidelines regarding TV & film content as well as a ban on remakes. Read More

Bytedance Says Court Overstepped on ‘Honour of Kings’ Content Ban

 /  Legal  / 
This is the ninth ban in seven months that Tencent has requested against Bytedance that seeks to remove content related to Tencent’s games from Bytedance apps, with six of the nine lawsuits filed in May alone. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Gets Theatrical Extension in China

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The success of Pokémon Detective Pikachu in China is a rare case as most films that are adapted from games flopped in the past. Read More

Fake News: The China Trademark Version

 /  Legal  / 
A recent article on Cult of Mac, Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name, is as inaccurate about China as anything I’ve seen in a long time, combining ignorance, sloppiness, and an anti-China bias. Read More

Headlines from China: Hainan Festival Financing Forum Sets The Highest Cash Awards 

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Named "H! Action," the film financing section started accepting submissions from all around the world on June 1. In addition to gaining access to potential investors and collaborators, participating filmmakers will also have the chance to win cash awards. Read More

Video Site Mango Gets Cash Injection to Take on Private Peers

 /  News  / 
China’s largest state-backed online video subscription service plans to use the 2 billion yuan ($289 million) from its latest fundraising round to create more original programming, as the Netflix-like platform ratchets up its efforts to take on its privately owned peers. Read More

Headlines from China: Is Interactive Movie the Future of Cinema?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On May 31, China's first interactive movie was released on streaming platform Tencent Video. The film attracted attention right away and gained almost 3 million views after only 2 days in release. Read More

Short Video Apps Key for Engaging China’s Lower-tier City Youth

 /  News  / 
More than a quarter of short video app users in China are under 24 years old, and lower-tier cities are becoming increasingly important sources for growth Read More

YY Spends Big to Grow Overseas User Base in Q1

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Livestreaming social media company YY recorded substantial increases in net revenues and active users but almost doubled operating expenses in the first quarter. Read More


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