China’s Idol Groups: How to Organize Fans and Adulate People

 /  Celebrity  / 
China is home to hundreds of fan clubs, which put on events, buy products, or even donate to charity in the name of their idols. In China, the fan industry is now worth billions of yuan — and is expected to reach 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) by 2020. Read More

Headlines from China: The Disappearance of Female Leads in China’s Box Office Hits

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Since Wolf Warrior 2 was crowned king of the Chinese box office last year, female characters in China's box office hits become less and less memorable. Read More

Headlines From China: Tencent To Become Second Largest Shareholder Of New Classics Media

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Enlight Media has entered into an equity transfer agreement with an industry fund under Tencent that it will sell 27.64% stake in film and TV production company New Classics Media (新丽传媒)for approximately $524 million. Upon completion, Tencent will become the second largest shareholder of New Classics Media. Read More

Are ‘Little Fresh Meat’ Actors Helping Propaganda Films?

 /  Opinion  / 
While having attractive young actors play important political figures is certainly refreshing, is it the best way to educate the youth on the country’s most important historical events? Read More

Three Movies on Netflix Featuring the Hottest Chinese Actors

 /  Guide  / 
Here are three Chinese movies on Netflix you can watch now that feature some of the hottest Chinese actors. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

 /  News  / 
“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

The Changing Definition of Male Role Models in China

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Unprecedented economic growth alongside the rise of consumerism, urbanization, and globalization have all contributed to the emergence of multiple, often competing, male role models in China. Across both traditional and social media, men and women are now presented with a bewildering array of idealized male “types.” Read More

Headlines from China: “Little Fresh Meat” Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing “Earthquake” on Chinese Social Media 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On October 8, Chinese pop star Lu Han, one of China's most popular "Little Fresh Meats", introduced his girlfriend to his followers on Weibo, which caused temporary shutdown of the social media platform. Read More

‘Little Fresh Meat’ Actors Making Waves in China’s Film Scene?

 /  Opinion  / 
A series of misfiring films starring good-looking young pin-ups suggest it may be time for nation’s entertainment bosses to rethink industry’s strategy. Read More

The Top 10 Male Chinese Actors You Need to Know

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
From Andy Lau ("The Great Wall") to Kris Wu ("Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"), here is a list of 10 Chinese actors you need to know. Read More