Film Review: ‘Born In China’ Projects Soft Power, Cuddly As Well

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After his previous work, it may have seemed natural for Lu to direct a documentary about animals facing extinction in China. With China’s breakneck growth and its President talking about taking the lead in global warming prevention, what better time for a Chinese director to show the world that beyond the cities on its smog-choked coast resides an innocent China of vast natural beauty and splendor in need of protection? Read More

On Screen China: Part Two of CFI’s Chinese New Year Preview

 /  Box Office  / 
This Saturday, the first day of the Spring Festival/Chinese New Year (CNY), tens of millions of Chinese citizens will flock to cinemas nationwide in the start of the busiest moviegoing period on the planet.  Last year, RMB 3.56 billion (US$548 million) in tickets were sold over the seven-day CNY period, the highest-grossing week in any Read More

On Screen China: ‘Panda’ Preview a Warm Spot in Cold Weekend at the Box Office

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Cold weather decimated movie ticket sales in the world’s No. 1 and 2 markets over the weekend, as Winter Storm Jonas buried the U.S. East Coast in record-breaking snowfall, shutting down cinemas in many key markets, and a nationwide cold snap in China plunged temperatures to 30-year lows, compelling would-be moviegoers to huddle instead around Read More

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