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‘The Ex-File 3’ is China’s low-budget romantic comedy walloping Star Wars at the box office

The Last Jedi may have been the highest-grossing movie in North America in 2017, earning $220…

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China incentivizes theaters to show more domestic films, fewer from Hollywood

All links in Chinese unless otherwise specified. The year 2017 has been a shaky one for Chinese movies. Before the…

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China ‘body searches’ mobile games for violence and obscenity

Pictured: Honkai Impact 崩坏3 (bēnghuài), one of the games punished for inappropriate content. All story links in Chinese unless otherwise…

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Award-winning film ‘Angels Wear White’ ignites discussion about child sexual abuse

All links in Chinese unless otherwise noted In a recent interview, director Vivian Qu 文晏…

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Legal disputes continue to plague reality show ‘The Voice of China’

Once one of China’s most popular reality shows, The Voice…

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‘The Taste of Rice Flower’ and other notable Chinese movies from the Pingyao International Film Festival

Starting from the opening ceremony of the Pingyao International Film Festival (PYIFF) two weeks ago and through to…

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ ignites a 3D screening controversy in China

Chinese moviegoers are finding it exceedingly difficult to catch screenings of Blade Runner 2049 (银翼杀手2049) on a traditional movie screen…

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‘Sundance of China’ opens with pomp and celebrity, but not much spirit

PINGYAO — The small Shanxi provincial city of Pingyao 平遥 was built as a defensive buttress, and…

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Chinese comedy eclipses ‘Home Alone’ record, helps country set new, though dubious, holiday box office high

Like the Lunar New Year holiday, the weeklong National Day holiday in China has become one of the…

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Why did the government postpone the launch of what should have been China’s fall blockbuster?

It should have been a blockbuster, but the Party has a meeting On September 23, news media began to

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Hip-hop goes mainstream in China with billions of views for rap battle reality TV

The Rap of China brings hip-hop to the mainstream in China — but not without controversy While action movie Wolf…

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Chinese TV to promote more socialist values, distribute less foreign content

Online dramas can no longer be streamed online in China without licenses On September 4, 

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Documentary on World War II ‘comfort women’ might become most profitable Chinese movie of all time

When Twenty-Two (二十二 èr shí èr), a documentary that interviews 22 surviving World War II sex slaves, debuted…

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Patriotic flicks and studio politics: A record-shattering time in Chinese cinema

Welcome to the first issue of Pang-Chieh Ho’s biweekly roundup of the latest in Chinese movies and television. Think…

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What is to be done about the smog?

TODAY’S TOP STORIES A week of toxic air in northern China Toxic smog has enveloped Beijing and much of northeastern…

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