China has had a poor reputation for rampant piracy and disregard of intellectual property (IP) rights for a long time, but both Chinese authorities and private actors have been showing an increased awareness of the need to protect and enforce copyrights. Read More
Within 18 months of starting the first China bureau of The Hollywood Reporter in Beijing, CFI editor Jonathan Landreth reported in September 2006 that director Lou Ye was banned from filmmaking in China for five years. Read More
Because China lacks a film ratings system to put the power of choice into consumers’ hands, the power lies instead with a group of censors—numbering between 19 and 36 people at any given time—whose job it is to grant or deny each film entry into the market. Read More
Having received a joint investment of over US$1 million, Papi Jiang is considered one of China’s most successful internet celebrities, or wang hong (网红). Globally, she still has a long way to go. Read More
AMC's move to Europe comes amidst a stall in its attempted acquisition of Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas, which, if successful, would make a combined entity the largest exhibitor in the United States. Read More
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) approved China Film Co. Ltd., part of China Film Group, for a Shanghai Stock Exchange initial public offering (IPO) estimated to be worth over US$680 million, state-run media reported. Read More
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