China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

Headlines from China: China to Eliminate SAPPRFT as Part of Government Restructure

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China will abolish the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and form a new media regulatory body under closer control of the State Council. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Government Selects 5000 Cinemas  to Screen Propaganda Content 

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China's media regulator will select 5000 movie theaters across the country to form a "People's Cinema Line," according to a recent statement from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT). Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

Scott Ross in Beijing: “China is Making Big Mistakes”

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Chris Colman joined Digital Domain co-founder and visual effects pioneer Scott Ross to discuss China’s Hollywood ‘mistakes’, its quest to make global movies and the realities of VR. Read More

Headlines From China: Sohu CEO Zhang Chaoyang: 2017 A Year Of Transition For Online Videos

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Zhang defined 2017 as a year of transition for online videos; Sohu has created 20 high-quality productions in last year and aims to top that number in 2018. Read More

The Changing Landscape of Sports Streaming in China

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China Central Television (CCTV) is the only national broadcaster in China and it used to be the only platform that FIFA partnered with to distribute the content of major international soccer events. However, the situation may change in the near future. Read More

China Tightens Rules for Foreign-Flavored Shows

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In Chinese television, one day you’re in, and the next day you’re out. Read More

China’s Ethnic Minority Language Film

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Ethnic voices and soundscapes summons Chinese society into a position of listening and figuring out their meaning. Such voices may not be easily comprehended by the Han majority, but they cannot be ignored. Read More

‘Coco’ Wins Over Chinese Hearts — and Wallets

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'Coco' has moved viewers with its affecting take on family, dreams, life and death — including some themes that movie reviewers said mirrored ancient Chinese philosophy. Read More