Headlines From China: Chinese Authorities to Further Restrict Foreign Content Programming

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On September 20, China's media regulator The National Radio and Television Administration published drafts of new rules to restrict foreign content programming on TV and online video platforms. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘The Predator’ Passes Chinese Censorship

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The Predator, a 2018 American science fiction film and the fourth installment in The Predator film series, has passed the Chinese censorship, but a release date is yet to be announced.  Read More

Digital Platforms Allow Adult Animation To Shine In China

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It is notable how much of the emerging content is using animation to tell stories with adult themes. It’s a new development in a country where until now, animation has been firmly seen as a children’s medium. Read More

Alibaba Tests New Technology That Detects Pornographic Content

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Alibaba’s new porn-busting service converts speech to text and checks it against a database of licentious lexemes. Read More

‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

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Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

Chinese Authorities to Reinforce Inspection over Games “Distorting History”

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Authorities in several provinces in China are reportedly reinforcing inspection over online games which distort history and spread explicit content, as reported by state media Xinhua. Read More

‘Coco’ Wins Over Chinese Hearts — and Wallets

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'Coco' has moved viewers with its affecting take on family, dreams, life and death — including some themes that movie reviewers said mirrored ancient Chinese philosophy. Read More

Headlines from China: China to Reward Cinemas for Showing More Local Films

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It was announced by China's film bureau on the Dec. 13 that movie theaters that generate over 55% of ticket sales from domestic films will be eligible for the rewards. Read More

The Rise of China’s Pan-Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Creation Venture Partners

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The 34-year-old investor is the founding partner of Creation Venture Partners, a three-year-old Chinese venture firm focused on investing in the so-called “pan-entertainment” industry. Read More

The Death of Chinese Independent Cinema?

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Is independent cinema in China dead? Chinese indies have been in a cat-and-mouse game with the authorities since their beginnings in the 1990s. Read More