Pang-Chieh Ho, Author at SupChina
Pang-Chieh Ho

Pang-Chieh Ho is currently an editor at Digg. She previously worked at China Film Insider as a newsletter editor and has been writing reviews on movies and pop culture since 2014.

Director exposes Chinese TV’s fraudulent ratings

Fan Bingbing, Feng Xiaogang, and tax evasion aren’t the only stories currently stirring up a storm in China’s entertainment sector.…

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Director Feng Xiaogang reportedly cut from ‘Ash is Purest White’ because of Fan Bingbing’s tax scandal

A director’s cut of Jia Zhangke’s latest movie, Ash is Purest White (江湖儿女 jiānghú érnǚ), was released in China last Friday…

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Chinese government imposes limit on foreign television programming

Last Thursday, the National Radio and Television Administration released a draft of new regulations regarding the airing of foreign programming. According…

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Fan Bingbing ‘missing’ amid swelling rumors that China’s highest-paying actress has been arrested

After over three months of silence, there’s speculation that Chinese actress Fan Bingbing 范冰冰 has been arrested. According to a now-deleted…

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Director of ‘worst movie on Douban’ sues review website for rating

The producers of Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz (纯洁心灵·逐梦演艺圈 chúnjié xīnlíng·zhú mèng yǎnyì quān), which received a score of 2.1 out of…

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Movie and TV productions in China halted by salary cap on celebrities

On August 10, three of China’s largest streaming websites issued a notice announcing they were capping the pay of China’s stars.…

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China’s media regulators issue cap on production budget of period dramas

A few days ago, news broke that the State Administration of Radio and Television (SART) had issued new directives capping the…

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Jinri Toutiao ‘resurrects’ jokes app Neihan Duanzi

Chinese news aggregator Jingri Toutiao (今日头条) has recently rolled out a new app called Pipixia (皮皮虾), meant for sharing humorous…

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‘Christopher Robin’ denied release in China because of…Winnie the Pooh?

Last week, Disney’s Christopher Robin was reported to have been denied a theatrical release in China, the world’s second-largest movie market,…

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‘Dying to Survive,’ a comedy about illegally importing drugs, might be China’s best movie of the year

Animal Thriller (动物世界 dòngwù shìjiè), a Chinese thriller toplined by Michael Douglas and “fresh little meat” actor Li Yifeng 李易峰, may…

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Apolitical Chinese version of ‘Saturday Night Live’ breaks 100 million views in debut

The first episode of the Chinese version of Saturday Night Live (周六夜现场 zhōu liù yè xiànchǎng) debuted on June 23…

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ resuscitates China’s box office

Last weekend, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raked in a healthy $117 million in China in its first frame. While its performance wasn’t quite…

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Fan Bingbing’s exposed contract ignites debate about celebrity salaries

On May 28, TV host Cui Yongyuan 崔永元 posted on his Weibo an image of Fan Bingbing’s 范冰冰 employment contract, showing…

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Alden Ehrenreich’s ‘stiff acting’ is killing ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at the Chinese box office

Solo: A Star Wars Story was a domestic box office flop, and it hasn’t done much better across the world.…

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Chinese government says no to ‘mobile theaters’

Movies available on Smart Cinema On May 9, Beijing Digiwork Film Co. announced it was launching Smart Cinema, a app…

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