DAILY BRIEF: Apr 6, 2021


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    Chinese Film Sister Leads Domestic Box Office

    Chinese feature film Sister continued to lead the Chinese mainland box office on Sunday, generating 147.4 million yuan (about $22.5 million), according to figures released by the China Movie Data Information Network on Monday. China.org

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    New Live-Action Film Based on Stan Lee Story Inspired by China’s Monkey King Ignites Discussion in China

    A new live-action film based on an unreleased comic series by Stan Lee and Sharad Devarajan about China's "Monkey King" is set to be helmed by famed Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, according to Variety. Global Times

  • 3

    China Tries to Counter Xinjiang Backlash With … a Musical?

    "The Wings of Songs" is part of Beijing’s wide-ranging new propaganda campaign to push back on sanctions and criticism of its oppression of the Uyghurs. New York Times

  • 4

    ‘Kung Fu’ Rights the Wrongs of Its Ancestor

    This gender-flipped martial-arts reboot departs from its 1970s predecessor by having a predominantly Asian-American cast. New York Times

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    Chinese TV Series Grow in Popularity Overseas but Movies Are Another Story

    Drama series produced in China have found growing success overseas, with several being remade for audiences elsewhere in Asia. South China Morning Post