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‘Have a Nice Day,’ a Beijing Film Festival selection, is an unsparing portrait of urban China at the margins

The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which begins Sunday and ends on April 22, has never been particularly…

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Education-themed Bollywood film ‘Hindi Medium’ strikes a chord with China’s anxious parents

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One may be dominating China’s box office at the moment, but Bollywood…

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Gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ pulled from Beijing International Film Festival

Chinese fans hoping to see gay romance Call Me By Your Name will be sorely disappointed as last week…

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Q&A with Janet Yang, a Hollywood producer with a keen eye on the Chinese film industry

A prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, Janet Yang has an extensive list of film and TV…

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‘Black Panther’ struggles at Chinese box office, but not because of its ‘blackness’

Left: The official Chinese poster for Black Panther. Right: The U.S. poster.  Black Panther may be the biggest blockbuster in 2018,…

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Goodbye, SAPPRFT (but not Chinese censorship)

Last Tuesday, during the National People’s Congress, China 

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China-censored version of ‘The Shape of Water’ adds shadows to erase nudity

Chinese audiences are used to censored, “clean” versions of Hollywood imports involving violence, nudity, sex scenes, or profanity. Without…

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‘Amazing China,’ a documentary extolling Xi Jinping, is the movie that officials want people to love

“This is our great homeland. This is the new era. This is the magnificent painting of the people’s livelihood.”…

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Black Panther in China: A red carpet opening night near Tiananmen Square

Walking into the Tiananmen Poly International Theater felt like slipping through some protective barrier and entering Little Wakanda in…

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Are the Oscars finally breaking into China?

Promotional photo of Darkest Hour, one of the Oscars Best Pictures nominees with Chinese backing. The telecast of the Academy…

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Japanese anime studio behind smash hit ‘Your Name’ sets its new film in mainland China

Following Your Name, the 2016 global blockbuster that is…

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China’s box office enjoys another record-smashing Spring Festival holiday

Moviegoing is a national pastime for the Chinese during Spring Festival, and this year more than…

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Sina Weibo denounced for manipulation of trending topics and inadequate censorship

Links in Chinese unless otherwise specified It’s been a shaky few months for Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblogging service….

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Chinese rapper GAI removed from reality show amidst government crackdown on hip-hop culture

*Links in Chinese unless otherwise specified Last week, rumors…

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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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