Headlines from China: Will China Ban ‘Wolf Warrior 3?’

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On December 2, Chinese screenwriter Wang Hailin posted on Chinese social media Weibo, indicating that the government is banning upcoming sequels to nationalistic films, such as Wolf Warrior 2 and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Headlines from China: Key Market Trends Revealed at 2018 China Cultural and Entertainment Summit

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In 2018, the size of China’s entertainment market is estimated to exceed 650 billion yuan ($93.7 billion). The market of paid content is valued at 340 billion yuan ($49 billion). Read More

Headlines From China: Feng Xiaogang’s Scenes Deleted from Jia Zhangke’s ‘Ash Is Purest White’

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The theatrical screening permit of "Ash Is Purest White" shows that its total running time is 136 minutes, which is 6 minutes shorter than the version screened at Cannes Film Festival. Scenes that star Chinese director and actor Feng Xiaogang have been eliminated from the film. Read More

Telling Ambiguous, Ambitious Gay Stories in China

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For one young Beijing filmmaker, enjoying the freedom of campus life means making as many queer films as he can. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Deadpool 2’ Hasn’t Passed The Chinese Censorship

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20th Century Fox, which has successfully released several R-rated films in China in the past, hasn’t managed to make "Deadpool 2" pass the Chinese censorship. Read More

Chinese TV Can’t Air Eurovision After Cutting Gay-Themed Act

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LGBTI-related content in China’s media has decreased in recent years, experts say. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Bureau Denies Legitimacy of Smart Cinema

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In response to media’s requests for comments, China’s Film Bureau states that all digital platforms that release video and audio content are required to obtain a license, yet Smart Cinema hasn’t obtained such a license. Read More

Homosexuality, Social Media Activism and the Future of a Queer China

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A new policy of banning homosexuality related content announced by Sina Weibo has recently triggered heated public debates about LGBTQ rights; it also reveals the complex media landscape and power relations in China and raises the question of the future of a queer China. Read More

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