Actor’s Death Sparks Self-Imposed Industry Blacklist Against Drunk Driving Violators

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Actor Liu Shuo succumbed to his injuries after he drove his car into a guardrail in Hengdian, Zhejiang in the early hours of April 29. Read More

China Sci-Fi Film ‘Reset’ Wins Award at Houston Festival

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Science fiction written and produced in China continues to get attention from both domestic and international audiences. Read More

Australia Announces 14-Film, $302 Million Co-Production Slate with China

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"Guardians of the Tomb," (aka "Nest") stars Li Bingbing and Kelsey Grammer and is currently in post-production for 2017 release. Also on the slate is the Jackie Chan film "Bleeding Steel," co-starring Australian actor Callan Mulvey ("Underbelly"), now in post-production and set for release later this year. Read More

Beijing International Film Festival: Aamir Khan to Promote New Film, Korean Exclusion Not Political

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One of Bollywood's biggest stars is on his way to China to promote his new film, and a Chinese film official has stated that the absence of Korean titles at the Beijing International Film Festival is "not political." Read More

Jackie Chan Unveils New 3D Animation Series

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The 63-year old re-launched his J-Team cartoon series in Beijing on Thursday, updating the old US-made cartoon into a 3D and "totally made in China,” 104-episode series. Read More

Chinese Films to Watch on Netflix Tonight

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For the Chinese film fan -- or for the film industry professional trying to bone up on the best of the recent oeuvre -- Netflix is a good resource, but it's not a great one. Read More

China’s Lunar New Year Moviegoing Record — How’s That Foam Taste?

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The week-long Chinese New Year moviegoing period ended with a record RMB 3.38 billion (US$492.4 million) in ticket sales this year according to official data — a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s record haul — but a close inspection of the numbers reveals the growth to be something short of robust. Read More

China Raises India Film Quota after ‘Buddies,’ ‘Yoga’

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Looks like Wang Baoqiang and Jackie Chan are China’s new cinematic ambassadors to India.  The box office performance of two Chinese films set in India has led to China’s film regulators granting the world’s second most populous nation two more titles in the annual 34-movie import quota in the world’s second-largest cinema market. With Wang Read More

China Box Office: A Record Set, A Scandal Brews, and Accounting Rules Change

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After three chaotic days of five wide-release Chinese New Year (CNY) films jockeying for the hearts and wallets of Chinese moviegoers, a clearer picture of the holiday’s box office winners and losers has begun to emerge. Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (西游伏妖篇) Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back (西游伏妖篇), a Read More

Film Review: More ‘Kung Fu’ Than ‘Yoga’ in Jackie Chan’s Chinese New Year Gift

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More ‘Kung Fu‘ Than ‘Yoga‘ in Jackie Chan’s Chinese New Year Gift Kung Fu Yoga (2017), written and directed by Stanley Tong Distributed by WellGo USA, opens in the US January 27, 2017 (cinemas here). Grade: B A scenic, fast-moving treasure hunt spanning China, Tibet, Dubai, and India, Jackie Chan’s latest action-comedy reunites him with Read More