Thousands of Games Removed From Apple’s China App Store

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The purge is part of an attempt by regulators to close an iOS loophole that allowed games to be released before obtaining a required license. Read More

Headlines from China: Beijing Film Bureau Offers Another 20 Million Yuan Subsidies to Theaters In Need

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Beijing will offer a total of 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) in subsidies to 232 movie theaters hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, authorities said on Wednesday. The subsidies will favor small to mid-sized businesses with each cinema eligible for up to 500 thousand yuan, depending on their relative box office earnings in 2019. Read More

NetEase to Provide Counseling Services for Depressed Music Fans

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
In response to a concerning trend of bleak, even suicidal comments, the streaming platform has said it will enlist experts to provide 24-hour psychological care, as well as crack down on attention-seeking frauds. Read More

Headlines from China: Online Voting Opens for China’s 35th Hundred Flowers Film Awards

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Online voting has opened for Chinese audiences to nominate candidates for the 35th Hundred Flowers Awards, a top film award held once every two years in China. Read More

ChinaJoy 2020: Cute Cosplayers, High-Tech Gadgets, Lots of Face Masks

 /  Event Recaps  / 
Though pandemic-related travel restrictions dampened early excitement for Asia’s biggest digital entertainment expo, hundreds of millions attended this year’s four-day event either in person or virtually. Read More

Headlines from China: Liu Cixin’s Science-fiction Novel ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Will Be Adapted Into a Live-action TV Series

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Streaming giant Tencent Video recently announced a list of several dozen new series to be released on the platform in the near future. Among these upcoming series, the adaptation of Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning science-fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem” has caught wide attention as the memory of a failed film adaptation of the trilogy is still fresh. Read More

Headlines from China: Six Years Later, ‘Interstellar’’s Rerun Reaped Another Biggest Single-day Gross in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” had another blast in China with its re-release grossing $2.85 million on the past Sunday, making it the biggest single-day and highest “opening” day gross since Chinese cinemas resumed operations on July 20. Read More

Delayed Chinese War Drama ‘The Eight Hundred’ Cleared for Release

 /  Film  / 
The long-awaited film is expected to generate sorely needed revenue for an industry hammered by the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Headlines from China: Wong Kar-Wai’s New Series ‘Blossoms Shanghai’ Drops A First-look Poster

 /  Headlines From China  / 
While a movie is still in the works, the TV adaptation of the multi-award-winning novel “Blossoms”—“Blossoms Shanghai” has just announced a full shooting schedule and dropped a first-look poster that features actor Hu Ge as the leading character. Read More

Video Streamer iQiyi Eyeing Southeast Asian, Middle East Expansion, Executive Says

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Chinese video streaming giant iQiyi is deepening localization in Southeast Asia with plans to establish local teams in East Asia and the Middle East in future. Read More

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