Alibaba, HTC Announce Virtual Reality Partnership

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Chinese tech giant Alibaba’s cloud computing division Alicloud and Taiwan device maker HTC announced a strategic alliance in virtual reality on Tuesday. Read More

Alibaba Pictures Launches $300M Investment Fund

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Alibaba Pictures Monday announced it has established a RMB 2 billion ($300 million) fund to invest in film and TV companies, despite an expected increase in first half-year 2016 losses of RMB 400-450 million. Read More

Search Giant Baidu Puts $303M into Nuomi Pictures Film Fund

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Over the next two years, the search giant's film arm will invest in at least 30 movies including animated, live action and kids films. Read More

Bona Film Group Delists from U.S. but Won’t Turn Its Back on Hollywood

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After five years, Bona raised only $100M on NASDAQ, small for an investor in 60 films and builder of 30 theaters. Read More

‘Alice’ is China-Bound, but Not All Smooth Sailing for Disney in China

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Though the studio’s enjoying box office success, its digital platform with Alibaba was forced offline after just five months. Read More

Legal Roundup: Media Crackdown Convergence

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New content rules that specify in great detail what cannot be shown on TV. Read More

Legal Roundup: Wang Jianlin’s European Tour

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Wanda sets sites on France and U.K., Han Capital raises $300M for film, TV; China tightens Web controls, censors shows, raises hurdles to participation. Read More

That’s a Wrap: 2015’s Top China Film Stories and Trends

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The China Film Insider team wishes you a happy 2016. Thank you for reading and for sharing our work with your friends and colleagues as we continue to grow in the new year. — Jonathan Landreth, Sky Canaves, Pang-chieh Ho, and Jonathan Papish. The box-office booms. Again. China’s box office revenues grew at a blistering Read More

A Supporting Role for Culture at China’s World Internet Conference

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The World Internet Conference in the east coast city of Wuzhen last week sparked a good deal of debate about the China’s influence on global web governance.  In its second year, the conference received a major boost in its significance when President Xi Jinping appeared in person to give a speech on the subject (Last year, he only sent a congratulatory message to mark the event’s opening)

On Screen China: ‘Mojin’ Boasts Major Mojo

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Get ready for an unprecedented weekend at the global box office, with a twist in China. While North America and the rest of planet Earth prepare for the outbreak of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chinese audiences will be flocking to theaters for what is almost certain to be the highest-grossing weekend in the history Read More