Local Governments Assist Filmmakers Stricken by Covid-19

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Government agencies in Beijing and Jiangsu province have rolled out new measures to support their local film industries, which are shaping up as one of the biggest casualties during the Covid-19 outbreak with the shuttering of theaters and production studios. Read More

Reality Shows Present Slice of Indoor Life During Epidemic

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Several television and online platforms are premiering shows shot within the confines of people’s homes, including those of celebrities. Read More

My 10 Days on a Chinese Reality Show

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It’s hard to challenge stereotypes when they’re the only thing producers want to see. Read More

China’s State TV Network Cancels All NBA Broadcasts

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The announcement follows the NBA commissioner’s freedom of speech defense of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, who has been under fire since tweeting his support for the Hong Kong protests last week. Read More

Why Was Korean Drama ‘Sky Castle’ Such a Big Hit in China?

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The drama explores the challenges facing anxious parents in Korea as they struggle to get their kids into top universities – many of which are familiar to parents in China. Read More

Chinese Netizens Livid After Celebrities Defend Abusive Actor

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Even after Jiang Jinfu apologized for beating his girlfriend, some of his peers in the entertainment industry can’t seem to accept his culpability. Read More

Court Rules Against Studio That Charged for Child Actor Roles

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A father whose son was promised a ‘No. 1 role’ in a film will recoup half the fees he paid for his kid’s three scenes and one line. Read More

Everything’s a Joke for China’s Goddess of Gags

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At a white-walled photo studio, China’s queen of stand-up comedy is struggling to keep a straight face. With eyelids coated in glitter and hair styled into waves, Wang Siwen looks every bit like she belongs on the glossy pages of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar China. Read More

China TV Sales on the Fritz

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Sales of television sets in China have fallen to their lowest level in five years, while manufacturers’ profits have also plummeted, a senior Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) official said at an industry conference. Read More

Chinese Drama’s Portrayal of British University Shocking, Says Provost

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The University of Nottingham Ningbo is seeking legal advice following its unflattering depiction on a Chinese TV series. Read More