George Michael and Wham! Set the Stage for 30 Years of Concerts in China

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April 7, 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a major concert by a Western pop act was held in China – a visit from Wham! (George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley), who played to a crowd of 15,000 at Beijing's Workers Gymnasium. Read More

China Overtakes US with Almost 41,000 Movie Screens

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China now has the most cinema screens of any country in the world, capping a decade of construction that saw it add more than 20 movie screens per day. Read More

How ‘Little Fresh Meats’ Are Winning China Over

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The phrase “little fresh meat” has been around now for several years and refers to someone who is athletic, young, and handsome. Read More

Chinese Documentary ‘Hooligan Sparrow’ Makes Oscar Shortlist

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The 84-minute documentary recorded the protests against child sexual abuse at a primary school in China’s southern island province of Hainan. Read More

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ to Release in China Jan. 6, 2017

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Chinese fans of Star Wars desperate to see the film can head down to Hong Kong, where it opens on December 15 -- one day before the rest of the world. Read More

Film Review: ‘Old Stone’ is Neorealist Noir

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"Old Stone" (Lao Shi/老石), the debut feature by Chinese-Canadian director Johnny Ma, makes a kind of hybrid neorealist noir, something akin to the rising, ultra-unreal (chaohuan) sensibility, through the story of a hapless taxi driver, the titular Lao Shi, whose desire to act morally is at every turn thwarted by an inhuman system. Read More

Chinese Reality TV Show Under Fire For Inappropriate Pairing

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A popular television show has been criticized for its depiction of a Chinese Olympic athlete and his "daughter." Read More

Feng Xiaogang Lashes out at China’s Richest Man over ‘Bovary’ Interference

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Director Feng Xiaogang accuses Dalian Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin of creating a monopoly to punish rival Huayi Brothers. Read More

In China, Obama and Kim Jong Un Are Actors and Best Friends

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Two doppelganger actors are striving to shed the very personas that lifted them from obscurity. Read More

Hollywood Films Jockeying for 2017 China Releases

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With Hollywood films already exceeding the annual China import quota by six, movies are lining up early to get release dates in the first quarter of 2017. Read More