Four More Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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The Beijing Miruiku Cinema near Ritan Park in the capital’s diplomatic area was fined over RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million) after an investigation by the Beijing Cultural Law Enforcement Agency found it was guilty of box office fraud. Read More

TCB In RMB: A Weekly Business Roundup

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SoReal, the Virtual Reality venture of acclaimed Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou opened its first concept store this past Tuesday in a 32,000 square-foot location in central Beijing. Although the company refers to it as a VR Museum, it is more like an arcade, featuring VR films, interactive VR games and other immersive experiences-- and already Chinese reports are expressing doubts regarding its commercial viability. Read More

326 Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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China’s media watchdog released a full list of the offending theaters alongside steep fines and suspensions related to the extent of their fraud. Read More

Legal Roundup: Ip Man 3 Distributor Punished for Box Office Fraud

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Distributor Dayinmu suspended for one month, RMB 32 million subtracted from box office total Read More

On Screen China: ‘Zootopia’ Doubles Screens and ‘Ip Man 3’ vs. ‘Gods of Egypt’

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China Film Insider sees Gods of Egypt fighting it out with Ip Man 3 for second place this weekend as Zootopia continues its magical run fueled by stellar word of mouth. Read More

Legal Roundup: Expanded Restrictions on Foreign Content Online

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Effective March 10, companies with foreign investment (including international joint ventures) are banned from directly publishing any type of content online in China. Read More

Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

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As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016. Read More