Headlines from China: Debate Arises as China Selects ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ to Compete for the Academy Award

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As the Academy revealed this year’s submitted films for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, Chinese audiences have been heatedly discussing if ‘Wolf Warriors 2’ is the right movie to represent China. Read More

‘Moonlight’ to Screen at Beijing International Film Festival, Maybe More

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Even if it doesn’t secure a wide release, "Moonlight" will be coming to the Beijing International Film Festival in April, according to A24. Read More

Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for iQiyi.com

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Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit, iQiyi.com. Read More

Chinese Documentary ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Makes Oscar Shortlist

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The 84-minute documentary recorded the protests against child sexual abuse at a primary school in China’s southern island province of Hainan. Read More

‘Journey to the West’ — A Chinese Epic for Western Eyes

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Will Western audiences fail to engage with a story that celebrates Confucian, Buddhist, and Daoist values? Or instead, could it be that “Journey to the West” is based on the same underlying narrative as the typical Hollywood blockbuster? Read More

CFI Interview: Huo Jianqi, Director of ‘Xuan Zang,’ China’s Foreign Language Oscar Nominee

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China announced that it has chosen "Xuan Zang" as its selection for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. China Film Insider China correspondent Fergus Ryan interviewed director Huo Jianqi about the film in May, which we present here again.Read More

Exposing Sexual Abuse in China: Q&A with ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Director Nanfu Wang

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Nanfu Wang hoped that a woman called Ye Haiyan, who had offered free sex on the Internet to draw attention to the plight of poor women selling their bodies to support their children, would lead her to the prostitutes she wanted to interview. Read More

On Screen China: Behind ‘The Revenant’s Fast Trip to Chinese Screens

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CFI predicts a robust second place finish for The Revenant behind the family-friendly Zootopia, but we don’t imagine "Little Li" catching fire beyond his legion of curious fans and moviegoers in the globally oriented first- and second-tier cities. Read More