Headlines from China: Disney’s First Chinese-language Rom-com Set for December 8 Release

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'The Dreaming Man,' a Chinese-language Rom-com co-produced between Disney, SMG Pictures, and Shanghai Artrendwave, has been scheduled to release across China on December 8. Read More

Headlines from China: “Little Fresh Meat” Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing “Earthquake” on Chinese Social Media 

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On October 8, Chinese pop star Lu Han, one of China's most popular "Little Fresh Meats", introduced his girlfriend to his followers on Weibo, which caused temporary shutdown of the social media platform. Read More

Chinese Actor Brings Tom Hanks’ ‘The Terminal’ to Live in Helsinki Airport

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Targeted at attracting global Chinese travelers, Chinese actor Ryan Zhu joins Helsinki Airport's new marketing campaign, “Life in Hel.” Read More

Is Winnie the Pooh Banned in China?

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Western news outlets are reporting that the A.A. Milne character has been banned, but searches still turn up plenty of material. Read More

Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

10 of the Best Performing Chinese Tech Companies in Q1

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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

What Everybody ‘Knows’ About Insta-Star Jing Tian

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In the vacuum left by the lack of a reliable independent press, Chinese gossip, with its penchant for detailed embellishment and invasive speculation can make TMZ look like The New York Review of Books. Add the Internet into the mix, and it goes to the next level, a web of conspiratorial, celebrity-denigrating innuendo that is wildly judgmental, sexist, and almost impossible to respond to. Read More

US Football Popularity Peaks in China as Super Bowl Watched by Record 7.5M Viewers

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Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing's Super Bowl commercial for the popular empire-building video game Evony happened to cause a bigger sensation than the game itself on Chinese media. Read More

China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

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Weibo and Weixin specifically are not allowed to rebroadcast material uploaded by their users, but the new rules are designed to prevent individuals and organizations from doing any broadcasting of audio-visual material via these popular social media applications. Read More

‘Great Wall’ Production Company Angry Over Critic’s Comments

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With a budget of $150 million, The Great Wall is the most expensive Chinese production ever. American actor Matt Damon plays the lead role, alongside several Chinese A-listers and up-and-coming stars. Read More