Tencent Megahit ‘Honor of Kings’ Becomes World’s Top Grossing Game

 /  News  / 
Tencent Tech is reporting that blockbuster multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game "Honour of Kings" has overtaken "Monster Strike" this May to become the world’s highest-grossing (in Chinese) game across platforms, according to data released by App Annie. Read More

TCB in RMB: Yang Mi’s Studio Jiangxing Media Raises $37 million

 /  Money  / 
Jiangxing Media, partially owned by Chinese actress Yang Mi, announced it has secured RMB 250 million ($36.8 million) worth of new shares from Zhejiang-based Perfect World Investment & Holding Group on the New Third Board, China’s stock market for start-ups. Read More

10 of the Best Performing Chinese Tech Companies in Q1

 /  News  / 
Major listed Chinese tech firms have released their latest quarterly results, and most of them delivered strong performances. Here’s a roundup of some of the top performers, including BAT, JD, Weibo, and Momo. Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

 /  Legal  / 
An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

TCB in RMB: Wanda Invests in Bona to Strengthen its Domination

 /  Money  / 
Wanda Cinema Line, the world’s biggest cinema chain operator, is buying a 1.875 percent stake in private-owned Bona Film Group for RMB 300 million (US$43.51 million), the companies announced Monday. Read More

‘Manchester By The Sea’ Passes China Censorship

 /  News  / 
Amazon Studios's Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea has passed Chinese censors and could be heading to screens in the world’s second-largest entertainment market soon, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

 /  News  / 
China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

China Box Office: ‘Kong’-dom Come

 /  Box Office  / 
'Kong: Skull Island''s RMB 470 million opening weekend made for the second biggest Hollywood opening this year, behind only 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' (RMB 636 million; $92.7 million), and 18% higher than its strong $61 million North American opening weekend—numbers that allow the film’s Chinese funders, Wanda (who own Legendary Pictures) and Tencent to pound their chests. While Kong may appear outwardly to extend Hollywood’s dominance over the Chinese box office, the participation of Wanda and Tencent really make it a victory for the home team as well. Read More

On Screen China: ‘Kong’ Will Be King

 /  Box Office  / 
After Legendary Pictures’ 'The Great Wall' failed to ignite the box office, the Wanda-owned production company returns to China with its only release of 2017, 'Kong: Skull Island,' another monster movie seemingly tailor-made for Chinese audiences. Read More

Warner Bros. Opens New Office in Beijing

 /  News  / 
The studio opened its first office in China in the 1930s. Read More