Film as Soft Power and Hard Currency: The Sino-Hollywood Courtship

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The old global hierarchies of developed and developing countries have been destabilized as emerging powers such as China compete with the reigning power, the United States, for global influence, and the European Union struggles to keep it together. Read More

Wanda, Qingdao, and Magical Thinking vs. China Due Diligence

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Last week the news broke that Dalian Wanda, the powerful Chinese real estate developer and entertainment company, was selling off its half-built movie studio, a massive complex under construction near Qingdao. Read More

China’s Richest Man Sets His Sights on the Golden Globes and Miss America

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China’s richest man Wang Jianlin reportedly has his sights set on Dick Clark Productions, the company behind the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and "So You Think You Can Dance." Read More

Post Brexit, Pound Fell, Wanda’s AMC Picked Up Odeon In Bid to Rise to No.1

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AMC's move to Europe comes amidst a stall in its attempted acquisition of Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas, which, if successful, would make a combined entity the largest exhibitor in the United States. Read More

New Wanda Theme Park Provokes Disney Reaction

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Lacking much original IP of its own to make up the ‘themes’ in their theme parks, Wanda is dipping back into Chinese culture and history. Read More

New China-U.S. Film Summit Sprouts Mixed Messages About Collaboration

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While Hollywood takes a more conciliatory approach to working in China, Chinese companies are moving more confidently out into the global film industry, buying up swathes of Hollywood. A recent summit tried to get both sides to see eye to eye with mixed results. Read More