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

Chinese Pop Culture Primer: What You Need to Know about TFBoys, China’s Most Popular “Fresh Meat”

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Who are the TFBoys? What's so special about them? For a bunch of kids who aren't even 18, TFBoys are everywhere. Read More

China On Screen: First Half of 2016 Started with a Bang, Ended with a Fizzle

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At the end of June, China’s red-hot box office had outpaced the 2015 total by just 21%, a far cry from the 60% year-on-year rise tallied at the end of February, and the 48% growth it saw in the entire year of 2015. Read More

Parents, Industry Lobby for Ratings System as Part of Coming Film Laws

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A film ratings system could mean censors would have to explain their criteria for banning films Read More

CFI Q&A With Joan Xu, Young Screenwriter in Beijing

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Xu, a recent "Global Shaper" at Davos, talks about the stories that drive her, making money, and dealing with being a relative newcomer in China's restricted movie business. Read More

On Screen China: 2016 Opens With a Record Weekend

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After China’s roaring box office posted nearly 50% growth in 2015 over the previous year, moviegoers in the world’s second largest film market rang in 2016 with more record-shattering numbers. Read More

On Screen China: Appealing to the Lowest Common Denominator

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Actor-director Deng Chao was accused of pushing Chinese comedy “to a new low in terms of racist and homophobic humor” after Deng himself donned blackface in last year’s The Breakup Guru, yet that film still managed to haul in $103 million from Chinese moviegoers. Read More

In ‘Mr. Six,’ China’s Changing and Staying the Same

 /  Reviews  / 
Playing an aging gangster railing against the “little punks” who kidnapped his son in Beijing, Feng Xiaogang gives a solid performance as the title character of Mr. Six Read More

On Screen China: Christmas Eve Date Night at the Movies

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After a quiet start to the annual Chinese box office “New Year’s period” (贺岁档)—just $212 million grossed during the first 17 days of December—ticket sales exploded last weekend as homegrown blockbuster Mojin—The Lost Legend (寻龙诀) debuted with a record $93 million. Mojin will continue its trek this weekend as it attempts to topple Monster Hunt as the highest-grossing film of all-time in China. But the distributors of two new releases will try to take advantage of the considerable space left over in the market by an underwhelming run from Surprise (万万没想到). Read More