China Tightens Censorship of Online Dramas

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Web dramas will now be subject to the same pre-approval and censorship process as television programs. Read More

Hong Kong Film Awards Won’t Be Aired in Mainland China

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Broadcasts were canceled following the nomination of dystopian Hong Kong film Ten Years was nominated in the best picture category. Read More

Big in China: Western Celebrity Spreads via Social Media Campaigners FansTang

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The chasm between China’s social media ecosystem—now 650 million online and counting—and the Twitterverse enveloping the rest of the world is not simply cultural. Read More

That’s a Wrap: 2015’s Top China Film Stories and Trends

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The China Film Insider team wishes you a happy 2016. Thank you for reading and for sharing our work with your friends and colleagues as we continue to grow in the new year. — Jonathan Landreth, Sky Canaves, Pang-chieh Ho, and Jonathan Papish. The box-office booms. Again. China’s box office revenues grew at a blistering Read More

A Supporting Role for Culture at China’s World Internet Conference

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The World Internet Conference in the east coast city of Wuzhen last week sparked a good deal of debate about the China’s influence on global web governance.  In its second year, the conference received a major boost in its significance when President Xi Jinping appeared in person to give a speech on the subject (Last year, he only sent a congratulatory message to mark the event’s opening)