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Opinion: China’s sudden box-office slump shows the challenges faced by the nation’s protected cultural industries

Increased competition might not be to the taste of every Chinese filmmaker and studio head. But it's the best way to shake off the mediocrity that afflicts so much of China's current output," writes Adam Minter. "And it would give consumers a better reason to get in line for a ticket."
1 year ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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