China’s Cultural Reverse Course: From Independence to Patronage in Unofficial Media Production

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It has become obvious to many that China is undergoing a reverse course away from cultural openness and toward ideological closure. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look At The Most Anticipated Chinese New Year Films

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Big-budget local films, mostly sequels, are going to dominate the Chinese New Year box office in 2018, including Monster Hunt 2 , Detective Chinatown 2 , The Monkey King 3 , and Operation Red Sea. Read More

Youku Signs Licensing Deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television

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As a result of the deals, subscribers to the Youku service will be able to watch hundreds of films from NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television’s respective libraries for no additional fee. Read More

Headlines from China: Popular Chinese Drama Series Gets Netflix Release Deal

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Netflix hasn't been able to launch its service in China due to the country's regulatory environment for foreign digital service provider. Alternatively, Netflix tries to engage the Chinese audience through content partnerships with Chinese companies. Read More

Headlines from China: Alibaba’s Youku Announces 58 TV Drama Series

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Youku, one of China's top online video and streaming service platforms, recently announced 58 upcoming TV Drama Series. Read More

Alibaba Announces Live Entertainment Business Group

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Alibaba announced the founding of its live entertainment business group to step up in ticketing, content creation, and live experience. Read More

How LeEco Fell From Glory

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Once a market darling, China’s tech giant LeEco has now become a headache for investors and creditors as years of reckless expansion led the company into a debt impasse. Read More

LeEco’s Listed Arm Spills Red Ink for First Time

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The woes of cash-strapped LeEco seem set to continue, as listed unit Leshi reported significant losses for the first half of the year. Read More

Alibaba Pictures Group Launches Talent Agency

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Alibaba Pictures Group is launching a new talent agency and a “variety show production and distribution” company, according to a new filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Read More

TCB in RMB: Great Wall Buys Gu Changwei’s Premiere Age

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Some big deals in film and television in our weekly wrap of China entertainment investment and M&A activity. Read More