Headlines From China: Marvel Superheroes Return to Chinese Cinemas after Nearly Four Years
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Marvel Superheroes Return to Chinese Cinemas after Nearly Four Years Marvel’s superheroes began their return to China’s massive movie market after an apparent ban of nearly four years on Tuesday, with fans streaming into cinemas to watch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. The Disney-owned studio’s hugely popular franchises have been absent from Chinese screens since 2019, with no explanation. Read more France 24 Zhang Yimou’s Record-Breaking ‘Full River Red’ Snapped Up by Edko, Veteran Producer Bill Kong Optimistic for Chinese Cinema Bill Kong, Asia’s leading film producer, has turned quietly ..read more
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User Sues Chinese Streaming Giant iQiyi for Curbing Access
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by Sixth Tone
1d ago
In his lawsuit, the user sought no compensation and said he only wanted the company to lift restrictions on screencasting content at higher resolutions. iQiyi, one of China’s largest video streaming services, is being sued by a user who claimed that the company limited his screencasting access despite having a subscription to its membership service. The video streaming giant, which airs the hugely popular TV Series “The Knockout,” was taken to court on Jan. 29 after a user named Zhu Yuan claimed the company unilaterally changed his membership service contract without his consent. Zhu, who cal ..read more
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Headlines From China: How Blizzard Lost China
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5d ago
How Blizzard Lost China What happens to players when their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game suddenly goes offline, possibly forever? For Chinese fans of Activision Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft,” it augured a bleak Spring Festival holiday, as they spent the days leading up to the vacation downloading their game data and bidding farewell to a virtual world many had spent thousands of hours exploring. Read more Sixth Tone China’s Tencent Wants to Expand Its Presence in Singapore Tencend is expanding its presence in Singapore — and China’s a big reason. The Chinese t ..read more
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From Jackson Wang, To Wang Yibo: How K-Pop’s Chinese Stars Become China’s Favorite Brand Ambassadors
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by Jing Daily
5d ago
Over the years, ethnic Chinese K-pop stars have found a second wind for their careers in their home market, China. What accounts for their meteoric rise? Over the weekend, K-pop stars took over the front rows at Paris Fashion Week. Hours after making an appearance at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2023 menswear show, GOT7 member Jackson Wang was appointed Louis Vuitton’s newest brand ambassador. He was previously a China ambassador for Fendi, spokesperson for Ray Ban, and “friend of the house” at Cartier. Hong Kong-born Wang is among a growing number of ethnic Chinese idols that have experi ..read more
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Headlines From China: ‘Film Art College 1994’ by China Academy of Art Shortlisted in the Berlinale Competition Section
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6d ago
“Film Art College 1994” by China Academy of Art Shortlisted in the Berlinale Competition Section It was announced on February 1st, 2023 that the Chinese animated film Art College 1994 has been selected for the Competition section in the 73rd Berlinale. The news came as a pleasant surprise as it was the final film shortlisted in the annual international film festival. This marked a new record for the Chinese animated film industry. Read more PR Newswire Shanghai Film Market to Relocate as Festival and Industry Activities Plan a Return to In-Person Activities The Shanghai I ..read more
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A Hit On Screen, ‘The Wandering Earth 2’ Merch Now Flies Off Shelves
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by Sixth Tone
6d ago
The movie’s official licensor has sold merchandise worth nearly 122 million yuan ($17 million) in just over a week. Hot on the heels of its box office success, merchandise sales for China’s homemade sci-fi blockbuster “The Wandering Earth 2” have raked in over 100 million yuan since its release, marking a milestone in intellectual property development. On Taobao, China’s biggest retailing platform, a Bluetooth-controlled replica robot dog priced at 899 yuan has been sold over 6,000 times, while over 20,000 customers have ordered replica models of the all-purpose robot and MOSS, the AI robot f ..read more
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Beijing, Shanghai To Surpass Paris As Tourism Spending Hotspots By 2032
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by Jing Daily
6d ago
China’s reopened borders present a huge tourism opportunity — so big, in fact, that Beijing could surpass Paris as the world’s most powerful city destination by 2032.  What Happened: After more than two years of COVID-19 restrictions, China has finally reopened its borders — a relief to travel-starved locals and weary nationals waiting to return from abroad. Although the hard work of recovery has just begun, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), a global forum that analyzes the economic impact of the travel industry, is confident in the country’s trajectory. Beijing will beco ..read more
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Headlines From China: Zhang Yimou’s New Film Brings 50,000 Tourists to Yue Fei Temple in Hangzhou
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1w ago
Zhang Yimou’s New Film Brings 50,000 Tourists to Yue Fei Temple in Hangzhou About 50,000 tourists came to the Yue Fei Temple as Zhang Yimou’s new film Man Jiang Hong, or Full River Red, stood out among all leading Chinese New Year movies, reaching the highest number in the past three years. The movie tells a revenge story which is set during the Shaoxing period of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), between the patriot national hero Yue Fei and Qin Hui, a treacherous official who murdered Yue. Read more ECNS   IMAX Rings in Record-Breaking Chinese New Year with $34 Million IMAX Corpor ..read more
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Alibaba, Douyin Mall, Pinduoduo: Which Will Win Chinese E-commerce In 2023 And Beyond?
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by Jing Daily
1w ago
China is the world’s largest e-commerce market, set to reach $3.3 trillion by 2025. Here’s how the country’s major platforms are vying for domination.  China is the world’s largest e-commerce market. It’s set to reach $3.3 trillion in size by 2025. Last year, group-buying tech platform Pinduoduo explored new territory with its overseas platform Temu. It quickly topped app store rankings and grew to over 5 million installs in the US. Meanwhile, ByteDance plunged deeper into the murky waters of e-commerce with the launch of Douyin Mall. But with many of these platforms ..read more
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Headlines From China: Lunar New Year Brings Revived China Box Office Cheer
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1w ago
Lunar New Year Brings Revived China Box Office Cheer The Chinese New Year holidays have brought back scenes not seen in mainland China cinemas for a year – a slew of new release titles and crowds to match. Few records will be broken. But after several months of desertification, the flood of returning cinema-goers may be a relief to the wider industry. Read more Variety 5 Chinese Films to be Screened at SCO Film Festival in India Five Chinese films, including “Home Coming” and “B for Busy,” would be showcased at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival to be organized in ..read more
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