Why Monkey King Eddie Peng is One of Asia’s Most Prolific Performers

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Whenever Eddie Peng was asked about his motivation to take on new characters and challenges, he would often respond with “why not?” Read More

‘Little Fresh Meat’ Actors Making Waves in China’s Film Scene?

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A series of misfiring films starring good-looking young pin-ups suggest it may be time for nation’s entertainment bosses to rethink industry’s strategy. Read More

Chinese TV Guilds Issue Salary Cap for Stars

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China’s film, television, and radio sector passes guidelines to cap actors’ wages at 40 percent of a production’s total budget. Sky-high payouts are stifling the industry’s development, sector says. Read More

Web Celeb Detained for Redirecting Fans’ Calls to Police Hotline

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A Chinese internet celebrity recently found out that fame has its price — especially when your phone number is leaked to millions of idolatrous fans. Read More

China’s Live Streaming Boom Spawns Online Celebrity Agent Industry

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Getting set up with a live streaming account and filming content for audiences might only take a few minutes, but to become a Chinese internet celebrity is much more complex. Read More

Live-Streaming Apps Boom in China, Fuel Celebrity, Create New Stars

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A new report values China's Internet celebrity economy at more than the film industry’s 2015 gross box office total. Read More

Chinese Celebrity and the Soft Power Machine

 /  Opinion  / 
In the first in a series of occasional guest Op-eds, China Film Insider brings you the voices of two academics in Britain who are recording milestones and studying trends in the growing world of Chinese moviemaking, Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Green Chinese Hearts With Oscars Speech

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It was a big deal to his legion Chinese fans when "Little Lee" used his Oscar acceptance speech to call attention to climate change. Read More

China’s Celebrity ‘Wedding of the Year’ Promotes Stars’ Own Brands

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This past week, the hot topic on China’s Weibo- and WeChat-sphere was the wedding of actors Huang Xiaoming and Angela Yeung (better known as Angelababy), a stereotypically fairytale event held at the very romantic Shanghai Exhibition Center. Attended by nearly 600 guests, among them celebrities like Li Bingbing, Shu Qi, Chiling Lin, and Hong Kong Read More