Film Importers Find Lucrative Seat in China Box Office

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China’s history as the land of big bureaucracy, coupled with cultural sensitivities, have led many to believe the import process for movies and TV shows is quite arcane and convoluted when it’s actually relatively simple. Read More

Video-Streaming Site Bilibili Surprises Viewers by Taking Almost All Foreign Films Offline

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Bilibili, one of the most popular Chinese video-sharing sites, has taken a large number of TV shows and movies offline since Wednesday, to the dismay of its millions of young users. Read More

China’s Online Multimedia Sector Bans Portrayal of Homosexuality

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China’s industry body for online broadcasting passed a set of guidelines banning the depiction of vulgar and unpatriotic content on Friday. Read More

‘Alien: Covenant’ Scores China Release Date, Cuts Expected

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Director Ridley Scott announced the release date for "Alien: Covenant" in a video message posted on Chinese social media on Monday. Read More

TCB In RMB: A Weekly Business Roundup

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SoReal, the Virtual Reality venture of acclaimed Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou opened its first concept store this past Tuesday in a 32,000 square-foot location in central Beijing. Although the company refers to it as a VR Museum, it is more like an arcade, featuring VR films, interactive VR games and other immersive experiences-- and already Chinese reports are expressing doubts regarding its commercial viability. Read More

Chinese-Korean Co-Pro Halted over THAAD Fallout

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A Chinese-Korean co-production starring actress Zhang Ziyi has become the latest casualty of China’s crackdown on all things South Korean as the fallout between the two countries over the THAAD anti-missile system continues. Read More

China’s Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process

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Chinese television viewers caught a rare glimpse into the operations of their country's notoriously opaque film censorship process. Read More

R-Rated Films In China

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R-rated Hollywood films have a long history in China, dating to 1995, when True Lies entered the country as the second-ever revenue-sharing import. Surprisingly, most R-rated films released there in the 22 years since have managed to squeak past the censors intact: some 21 of the 36 films on this list were shown to Chinese audiences uncensored. Read More

China Censors Take Wolverine Claws to ‘Logan,’ Slice 14 Minutes Off Runtime

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Censors have cut 14 minutes from the film's 137-minute US runtime, citing violence and perhaps also the "brief nudity" cited in the Motion Picture Association of America's own R-rating. Read More

The Complicated Relationship between Tech Markets and Streaming Regulations in China

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China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) now requires social media providers to obtain a special license in order to broadcast video or audio. Read More