China’s Entertainment and Culture Industry is Quickly Realizing the Power of IP

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Major entertainment and cultural players are moving aggressively into the IP game. The attractive Chinese market holds challenges and opportunities. The theme of China’s reliance on international IP is still strong, but demands in emotional reciprocity and generation Z’s rise are creating a new landscape. Read More

Film Review: The Monkey King 3

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Third entry in a blockbuster series is a bright, splashy search for love in a kingdom of women. Read More

Headlines From China: Monkey King No Longer A Marketable IP?

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Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels and its characters have long been a favorite among Chinese audiences and there is at least one film adaptation released every Chinese New Year. Read More

Film Review: The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

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The Thousand Faces of Dunjia is first and foremost a Tsui Hark joint. If you like his style of dense plotting, mysterioso set-pieces and weird sex, Dunjia is a blast—but with a lot of holes in it. 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

Meet Disney’s Next ‘Mulan’, Chinese Actress Liu Yifei

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Disney announced that it will cast Chinese actress Crystal Liu Yifei as the lead of its upcoming live-action film 'Mulan.' We take a look at Liu’s rise to fame and why she’s perfect for the role. Read More

10 Highest Paid Chinese Film Stars Are All Men

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It’s no surprise that Jackie Chan tops the list this year and earns an average of 80 million yuan per film. What is surprising, however, is that the first woman enters the list at number 14. Read More

On Screen China: Back to (Monkey) Business as Usual as China Shuts Out Imports

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After a long box office drought for domestic films, action-adventure pic Wu Kong -- China's latest adaptation of the universally-adored Monkey King saga -- kicks off the summer blackout period and will become the first local production in 5 months to gross more than RMB 100 million ($15 million) on a single day. Read More

China Copyrights: No, You Can’t Call It Fair Use

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As China’s homegrown media companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent continue to pay serious money for the rights to stream tv shows, movies, and other copyrighted material, more lawsuits are being filed in Chinese courts seeking to enforce China’s copyright law, and more official efforts are underway to reduce the amount of pirated material available in China. 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