The Literary Legacy of Louis Cha

 /  Opinion  / 
His literary creations were the embodiment of honor, bravery, and chivalry for generations of Chinese readers. Read More

Ideology for 500: Hunan TV Airs Quiz Show on Xi Jinping Thought

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Second season of ‘Socialism Is a Bit Cool’ marks the first time any program has made the Chinese president’s life, philosophy, and policy its focal point. Read More

New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

 /  Legal  / 
If implemented in their present form, the provisions will seriously impact the streaming and broadcasting of foreign motion picture and TV content. Read More

Court Rules Against Studio That Charged for Child Actor Roles

 /  News  / 
A father whose son was promised a ‘No. 1 role’ in a film will recoup half the fees he paid for his kid’s three scenes and one line. Read More

Headlines from China: The “Unlucky” Talent Television & Film Co.

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
There were times when Talent Television and Film Co. gained tremendous attention, resources, and ultimately revenues because of its close collaborations with A-listers. Today, however, this model is taking a toll on the company. Read More

Netflix Hopes Chinese TV series ‘The Rise of Phoenixes’ Takes Off Globally

 /  News  / 
The 70-part historical drama – filmed in Mandarin but to be released in more than 12 languages – features film stars Chen Kun and Ni Ni in leading roles. Read More

Ten Korean Reality TV Shows that Got a Chinese Remake

 /  TV  / 
South Korean reality series featuring actor and ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ stars Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg is only one of many to have been adapted for Chinese viewers. Read More

Singer Sues Idol Show for Illegally Using His Music

 /  News  / 
Chinese singer Li Zhi claims hit all-male singing competition infringed his music rights twice. Read More

‘The Return of the Pearl Princess’ Returns to Hunan TV, Again

 /  News  / 
Hunan TV’s screening of 20-year-old series rekindles memories just in time for the holidays. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More