Weibo’s Purge of Gay-themed Content Sparks Online Outrage

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Chinese popular social networking platform Weibo announced that they would remove gay-themed contents from its platform, prompting a storm of online protests. Read More

Headlines from China: Tensions between US and China are Worrisome Says ‘Pandas’ Producer

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Recently, producer and writer Drew Fellman, who is known for Pandas (2018), Born to Be Wild (2011) and Island of Lemurs: Madagacar (2014), sat down with Xinhua News to talk about his latest documentary Pandas and the current relationship between US and China. 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: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to Open in China Two Weeks Late 

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Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War will hit the big screen in North America on April 27 and in China on May 11. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, are set to greet fans in Shanghai Disneyland on April 19. Read More

Gay Films Have a Real Hard Time in China

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With ‘Call Me by Your Name’ banned from a Beijing showing, CFI's content partner Sixth Tone looks at which LGBT films made it to Chinese screens — and which were given the shaft. Read More

Headlines from China: Beijing International Film Festival Announces Partial Lineup

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The 8th Beijing International Film Festival just announced the first batch of films to be screened this year at the festival. Award season favorites, such as Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, and The Disaster Artist, appeared on the list. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Government Selects 5000 Cinemas  to Screen Propaganda Content 

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China's media regulator will select 5000 movie theaters across the country to form a "People's Cinema Line," according to a recent statement from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT). Read More

China’s Cultural Reverse Course: From Independence to Patronage in Unofficial Media Production

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It has become obvious to many that China is undergoing a reverse course away from cultural openness and toward ideological closure. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Police Departments Monitor Screenings of ‘Youth’

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'Youth' tells the coming-of-age story of members of a so-called military cultural troupe and directly touches upon the Sino-Vietnamese War of 1979 for the first time in the history of Chinese cinema. Read More

Headlines from China: China-Censored Version of ‘HHhH’ is Twenty Minutes Shorter Than The Original

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According to the permit issued by SAPPRFT, the total running time of the version to be released in China is 100 minutes, 20 minutes shorter than its original version. Read More