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

China Has Finally Seen Explosive Growth in Short Original Videos

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To be relevant in the China market, user-generated video sites turned to TV shows, movies, and more recently original shows, with a business model close to Hulu’s. Read More

China State Broadcaster Takes Over Oscars Live Stream

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Netizens speculate about sensitive nature of documentary nominee about Ukraine protests, Winter on Fire Read More

On Screen China: Let the Bear Hug Commence—‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

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China Film Insider takes a look at several key metrics that will affect how this heavyweight U.S.-China co-production will perform. Read More