Headlines from China: How Chinese Conglomerates Fail to Conquer the Local Film Market

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With a string of collapsed investment deals attracting attention in 2017, many people believe that the Chinese government's tightened control over overseas investments hinder Chinese conglomerates' expansions in the entertainment industry. But is it true? Read More

‘Youth’: Feng Xiaogang’s Paean to Nostalgia

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How did a tear-jerker on the Cultural Revolution beat Pixar’s animated film “Coco” at the Chinese box office, which is usually dominated by big-budget, popcorn films? Read More

Headlines from China: Beijing Enlight Media to Build Billion-Dollar Film Studio in Yangzhou

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Beijing Enlight Media has signed a deal with Yangzhou municipal government to build a film studio in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. Read More

Headlines from China: Trading Fame is a High-Risk Bet for Celebrities and Investors

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Over the past a few years, China saw a wave of mergers and acquisitions that involve celebrities or celebrity-owned companies. Top entertainment firms are eager to win over bankable stars while the stars are eager to cash in their fame. Read More

Who Is Kris Wu? Meet the Chinese Actor and Millennial Icon

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You can love or hate Kris Wu, but you can’t ignore him. With over 27 million Weibo followers and another 5.6 million Instagram fans, the 27-year-old actor-singer-songwriter is one of the most influential superstars in China. Read More

Headlines from China: What Disney’s Chinese Partner Has to Say about ‘The Dreaming Man’

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Disney's first Chinese-language rom-com 'The Dreaming Man' has bombed at box office in China despite its powerful producers and A-list cast. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba to Become the Controlling Shareholder of AcFun

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After a new round of financing and assets reorganization, Alibaba will own over 50 percent of AcFun, making Alibaba the controlling shareholder of this video-sharing site. Read More

Headlines from China: New Year Films Ready for Fierce Competition

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The releases of “Youth” and “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia” signal the premiering of more holiday movies to come during the 2018 New Year season. 21 holiday movies are to be released during a 19-day period, including “Namiya,” “Operation Red Sea,” and “The Liquidator.” 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: Stephen Chow’s Hit Movies to be Adapted into Big-budget Online Drama Series

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New Culture Media's PDAL will form a joint venture with Chinese production company Linghe Culture Media to produce over ten online drama series based on Stephen Chow's hit movies, such as 'The God of Cookery' and 'King of Comedy.' Read More