Headlines from China: eOne to Open Peppa Pig World Theme Parks in China by 2019

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eOne, the IP rights holder of British animated series Peppa Pig, recently announced that the company planned to open Peppa Pig World theme parks in China by 2019. The theme parks will be operated by Merlin Entertainment Group, which also operates Legoland and Madame Tussauds in China. Read More

Headlines from China: Celina Jade to Star in Mahua Funage’s New Film

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American-Hong Kong actress Celina Jade, who is best known for starring in the 2017 blockbuster "Wolf Warrior 2," has joined Mahua Funage's new film "Hello, Mrs. Money" as Mrs. Money. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Lost in Thailand’ Sentenced to a Fine of 5 Million RMB for Unfair Competition

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Lost in Thailand, a hit Chinese comedy directed by Xu Zheng, has been sentenced by The Supreme People's Court of PRC to a fine of 5 million yuan ($796,000) for unfair competition. The film was released in 2012 and went on to make over $20 million at the Chinese box office. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at BAT’s Investments in Entertainment Sector

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Over the past a few years, Chinese tech giants BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent)'s investing strategies interest many. Here we take a look at the three companies' investments in the entertainment sector. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian Film ‘Hindi Medium’ Won Over China’s Middle Class Moviegoers

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As China continues to develop economically, the relationship between education and social mobility becomes a major social issue concerning every Chinese parent. The anxiety depicted in "Hindi Medium" is something that Chinese people, especially middle-class parents, can strongly relate to. Read More

Why Chinese Filmgoers Don’t Buy Hollywood’s Values Anymore

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"Until about 10 years ago, in the absence of a well-articulated set of national and cultural values, Hollywood stories and the ethics they promoted were aspirational to many Chinese. But now, we’re tired of them. They strike us as conventional at best, irrelevant at worst." Read More

Headlines from China: How the Looming Trade War Might Influence the Entertainment Sector

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It has been a few weeks since the United States and China started threatening each other with higher tariffs. Although there are no tariffs on entertainment products yet, it's still possible that the looming trade war will influence the entertainment sector. Read More

Headlines from China: China Now Has about 10,000 Movie Theaters

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According to data released by China’s film bureau, the number of movie theaters in mainland China was 9,965 as of March, 2018. These 9,965 movie theaters offer 54,165 screens, pipping the United States, which had about 45,000 screens as of 2017. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba Acquires $740 Million Worth of Shares in Wanda Film

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Today, Wanda Film announced that the company's shareholder Wanda Investment had agreed to sell 90 million shares in the company to Alibaba's investment affiliate Hangzhou Zhenxi Investment. Read More

What It’s Really Like to Work in China’s Film Industry

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As large as it is, China can be a tough beast to understand. What is it like to actually work and make films in China’s entertainment industry? Hollywood veterans share their experiences and things to keep in mind when doing business in the Middle Kingdom. Read More