Headlines from China: Universal Studios Beijing to Open in 2021

Universal Studios Beijing to Open in The Spring of 2021

Universal Studios Beijing (or “Universal Beijing Resort”), co-invested by Universal Studios and Beijing Tourism Group, will open in the spring of 2021, according to Beijing Evening, a daily newspaper. Along with the Universal theme park, two hotels and a shopping mall will also open for business at the same time. Located in Tongzhou District, Beijing, the amusement park have  seven themed zones, featuring Hollywood, Jurassic World, Waterworld, Kung Fu Panda, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Transformers, and Minions/Despicable Me. Upon its completion, the park will be the third Universal Studios-branded theme park in Asia. Read more on 1905.com

“Healing Content” is The New Black in China?

Living in a fast-paced society, some people inevitably feel stressed, anxious, and lost. As a result, they naturally gravitate towards entertainment content that makes them feel good mentally, emotionally or spiritually. As a country that went through financial ups and downs over the past several decades, Japan became very good at producing “healing content” ranging from anime, movies to music and literature. Today, a similar phenomenon is happening in China, a country in which the living conditions are equally if not more stressful. In China, Shows about delicious food, cute puppies, romantic fairy tales, and living in the woods or countryside are very popular, especially in big cities where people face fierce competition. In small towns where people face less competition and receive stronger support from family and friends, they tend to consume content that’s sensational and funny in order to feel good. , Read more on entgroup.cn

‘The Invisible Guest’ Director’s New Film Set for March 28 China Release

Spanish Film Durante la tormenta (English title: Mirage) has scored a March 28 release date in China. A Chinese trailer and film poster was released today. The film is directed by Oriol Paulo and stars Adriana Ugarte, Chino Darín, and Javier Gutiérrez. In 2017, Orion Paulo’s Contratiempo (English title: The Invisible Guest) was released theatrically in China and became the highest-grossing Spanish film of all-time in the middle kingdom. Read more in Mtime