China's leading streaming site iQiyi passes 100 million paid users

"We don't support the pay on demand model for films that exists on other Chinese streaming sites. That comes from an outdated model that was created by the big six Hollywood studios," Yang Xianghua, president in charge of membership and overseas business at China's leading streaming site iQiyi, told the Global Times on Monday, noting that the company is trying to move away from that model.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/25 18:13:40

The Three- Body Problem TV series adaptation causes concerns among Chinese sci-fi fans

News that Chinese Hugu Award-winning writer Liu Cixin's novel The Three-Body Problem is going to be adapted into TV series has climbed to the top of the trending list on Sina Weibo, but the news has also some Chinese sci-fans feeling nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 18:13:04

'GoT' director to tell story of Chinese immigrants

Alan Taylor, who directed episodes of Game of Thrones, announced Tuesday at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival that his new film Gold Mountain would dig into US history and depict a piece of the story of early Chinese immigrants moving to the US during the late 1850s Gold Rush.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/20 16:53:40

Entertainment industry drama 'The Next Top Star' to make summer debut on Sohu TV

The posters were released on Thursday for The Next Top Star, an upcoming original streaming drama that aims to reveal the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/20 16:53:40

Popular Chinese singer Wang Yuan appears on state media after apologizing for smoking indoors

A month after being caught smoking at a Beijing restaurant, Chinese teenage heartthrob Roy Wang (Wang Yuan) re-emerged by making a brief appearance on China Central Television's (CCTV) flagship evening news Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 23:58:40

New iQiyi streaming drama 'Bureau of Transformer' to debut on Wednesday

New drama Bureau of Transformer will debut on streaming site iQiyi on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/4 18:18:41

Chinese fans bid farewell to 'The Big Bang Theory'

"In my way, I love you all." Sheldon's final speech to his long-suffering friends during the final episode of the long-running The Big Bang Theory caused many fans in China to shed tears of joy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 18:08:39

Chinese fans band together to promote S.Korean star Oh Se-hun

If you find yourself traveling on South Korean airline T'way this summer, there is a chance you may find yourself on a very special plane, one decorated inside and out with photos of K-pop star Oh Se-hun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:13:40

Chat queen DeGeneres recounts teenage sex assault

She explained that her stepfather, who is deceased, first assaulted her when her mother was out of town, telling DeGeneres that he needed to feel her breasts to make sure she had no lumps.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/29 17:33:40

BBC documentary 'The Planets' to introduce untold stories of the solar system to audiences

Chinese audiences have been inspired to learn more about outer space by the popular sci-fi movie The Wandering Earth, a story about how humanity figures out a way to pilot the Earth out of the solar system to escape the rapidly expanding Sun. However, the plan runs into a hitch after the Earth gets caught in Jupiter's gravity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 17:07:22

How China can produce its own 'Game of Thrones' novels

The ending of Game of Thrones has seemingly "disappointed" many fans, even the translators of the Chinese version of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series upon which the show was based.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:13:39

New Chinese documentary made in partnership with National Geographic explores China's festival traditions

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to count down the days to the next festival or celebration because it meant we wouldn't have to go to school and we could snack on various yummy food.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 18:08:40

'Now our watch is ended'

After eight epic years of chivalry, sex, death and dragons, Game of Thrones fans worldwide got their final fix in one of the most hotly anticipated events in TV history.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/20 18:38:40

Not so crazy

Jessica Hausner, one of four female directors vying for the Cannes top prize, remembers watching "crazy women" in movies by the great Hollywood masters and sensing something was off.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 14:38:39

Chinese fans bid farewell to The Big Bang Theory

On March 12, the official Instagram account of The Big Bang Theory announced that the finale of the show will air at 8 pm EST on Thursday (8 am on Friday in Beijing). With the end just hours away, fans around the world are sad but also looking forward to the ending of this 12-year-long series.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 19:18:41

Actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

US actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday for paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious university, avoiding what was sure to be a well-publicized trial and probably also dodging jail time.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/14 18:18:41

Chinese streaming site iQiyi to set national standard for interactive films in China

"Why can't Chinese film and TV companies produce successful interactive films like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? " said Gong Yu, CEO of Chinese streaming platform iQiyi, at the company's annual World Conference in Beijing on Thursday, talking about the development of interactive films.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 16:28:40

Starbucks in Westeros? Coffee cup cameos in 'GoT' set blunder

With two episodes of HBO's wildly popular medieval fantasy saga Game of Thrones to go, puzzled fans took to social media on Monday after heroine Daenerys Targaryen was joined at a wooden banquet table by a rogue to-go coffee cup.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/7 17:43:40