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January May Be a Great Month for Hollywood Movies in China

For the first month of the year, normally the Chinese market serves as a dumping ground for foreign films that have bombed overseas and are bought, on the cheap, by local distributors looking to turn a modest profit.
By |January 12th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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The Animated Film Industry is Taking off in China with Help from South Korea and Japan

Following the biggest year for animation ever at China's box office, Japanese and South Korean amimators are looking to cash in on the Chinese cinema market.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral

More striking than Qin’s Holmesian knack for solving cases is that, unlike most of its competition, Dr. Qin is not the work of a seasoned web TV production company. Instead, it is the fruit of a new generation of TV producers in China: book publishers.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|
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Virtual Reality Porn Peddlers Arrested in Shenzhen

Pornography is illegal in China, where a 1997 law bans the production and dissemination of obscene content.
By |January 11th, 2017|Featured Stories, News, Technology|
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China Clears Golden Globe Winner ‘La La Land’ for Release

Golden Globe-winner "La La Land" has been approved for distribution in China and will screen in the China Giant Screen format and possibly IMAX 2D, although a specific date is yet to be announced.
By |January 10th, 2017|Featured Stories, News|

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Box Office Best

Films 9-15 JAN Gross Week
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 22.0 52.8 2
PASSENGERS 17.5 17.5 1
SOME LIKE IT HOT 17.0 69.3 3
RAILROAD TIGERS 6.3 93.3 4
BACKKOM BEAR: AGENT 008 5.9 5.9 1
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