NARS Cosmetics Faces PR Nightmare in China After Hosting Weed-Smoking Actor

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Nars Cosmetics is facing a severe backlash in China following its invitation to a Taiwanese actor infamous for a 2014 drug bust to the beauty brand’s recent new product launch. Read More

Katy Perry Visa Denial? Here Is A Sociopolitical Checklist for Hiring Celebrities in China

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In light of the recent allegations against Kevin Spacy and their impact on the films and TV shows he is part of, filmmakers will also need this checklist while casting actors in China. Read More

Chinese Actor Brings Tom Hanks’ ‘The Terminal’ to Live in Helsinki Airport

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Targeted at attracting global Chinese travelers, Chinese actor Ryan Zhu joins Helsinki Airport's new marketing campaign, “Life in Hel.” Read More

Netizens Slam Animated ‘Knock-Off’ of Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

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In 2015, Disney reportedly sued the director of a Chinese animated movie that it felt looked a lot like ‘Cars.’ Read More

China Box Office: ‘Mermaid’ Drowns Out ‘Crouching Tiger’

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The Mermaid’s pact with online ticketing portal Maoyan has provided a major boost to ticket sales. Read More

Hotel of the Jedi: Luxury Properties Wake Up to the Force

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Star Wars hype may have died down (if only slightly) around the globe, but it’s only been less than two weeks since the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in China, making more than $100 million in ticket sales in the Chinese box office. In order to cash in on the hype, luxury hotels across Read More

On Screen China: A Tough ‘Walk’ Between the Force and the Panda

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The coming weekend at the Chinese box office is shaping up to be a veritable dumping ground of middling films dubbed by the Chinese press as “cannon fodder” (炮灰 pàohuī), films that are being pushed out between the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens two weeks ago and the much anticipated January 29 wide Read More

Trends in Chinese Film Law and Regulation

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As China’s movie business continues to grow old challenges still abound even as new issues emerge—many requiring legal or regulatory attention. China Film Insider looks at the trends we expect to hear more about in 2016. Read More

The Force Hits Chinese Fashion With Star Wars Marketing Push

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Once Darth Vader hits the catwalks, there’s no denying it—the force is now with big names in the Chinese fashion scene as part of a Disney marketing campaign that is spreading across industries to get Star Wars fans excited for the upcoming film. The craze took hold of the Great Wall last month thanks to Read More