Young artists wow judges, viewers on Chinese-sponsored Zimbabwe talent show

It was a dream come true for two sisters, Nicole and Natalie Manzungu when they stunned judges and viewers with their splendid performance at the 2020 edition of the Dreamstar Zimbabwe talent search competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/12/28 18:08:41

Portuguese writer reads ode to late father on Chinese TV program, finding connection that transcends language

Portuguese writer Jose Luis Peixoto appeared on China Central Television's The Reader on Friday, reading from his book You Died on Me (Portuguese-edition: Morreste-me). Peixoto was inspired to share the ode to his beloved father with Chinese audiences after being moved by a similar story of a Chinese father and son.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/27 18:03:39

Chinese reality show sparks controversy for blurring Christmas elements in latest episode

Chinese hit reality show Who's the Murderer, a detective series produced by Chinese streaming platform Mango TV, has sparked controversy on China's social media after pixilating all elements relating to Christmas in its latest episode released online on Thursday, Christmas eve.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/25 1:49:58

Love or House: Hong Kong TVB drama earns thumbs up from mainland netizens for its realistic portrayal of the city's housing crisis

A Hong Kong drama on TVB has recently earned rave reviews on Chinese mainland social media for its true-to-life representation of the difficulties Hong Kong's expensive housing market poses for single's looking for love and married couples wanting to start a family.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 19:18:39

Short video platform WeSee establishes project for micro-length content for mobile devices

WeSee, the short video platform from Chinese media giant Tencent, will weigh in on micro-length content such as 1- to 3-minute-long dramas shot to fit phones in portrait mode and support for user-generated content through the platform's Mars Project, said Li La, a vice general manger of Tencent's short video business on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/24 18:08:40

111 film industry insiders sign letter calling two famous filmmakers 'plagiarists'

Famous but controversial TV producer-screenwriter Yu Zheng and film director Guo Jingming were highlighted in a joint letter signed by 111 Chinese film and TV industry insiders who pledged to boycott the two for plagiarizing other authors' works.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 20:10:11

Hit Chinese detective variety show 'Who's the Murderer' to return for sixth season, hailed by Chinese netizens

The sixth season of Chinese hit Who's The Murderer, a variety show that sees celebrities role play various characters as they try to solve murder mystery, is currently in production, it was announced on Sunday. The announcement sparked excitement among fans, who took to social media to call for the show to air as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 17:43:40

Netizens in China and Japan express high anticipation for Japanese remake of Chinese drama 'Love O2O'

Chinese netizens expressed their excitement after Japanese TV station Fuji TV announced on Monday that it was collaborated with Chinese streaming platform Youku on a Japanese adaptation of the Chinese romance TV drama Love O2O.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/22 16:28:40

Netflix buys rights to Chinese fantasy film 'The Yin-Yang Master' ahead of cinema debut

Global streaming giant Netflix has pinned down the oversea distribution rights for the highly anticipated Chinese costume fantasy film The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, which was just premiered in Beijing on Wednesday and is set to hit Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/21 0:39:53

Chinese TV industry jumps on the Boys' Love bandwagon after adaptations see success

Many web novels about romances between two men are being adapted into TV dramas that will be shot or aired in 2021. This follows the recent trend reflecting the rise in popularity of the Boy's Love (BL) literature genre and the resulting TV adaptations following the huge success of the 2019 hit drama The Untamed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/15 18:23:41

Ambitious animated series 'Knight on Debris' heads to streaming site

An ambitious and promising sci-fi animation will be released on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video on December 30, according to its production studio D.ROCK-ART on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/13 17:03:40

Petition in Japan over Doraemon triggers discussion among Chinese netizens

A Japanese netizen filed a petition to delete Nobita's entry into Shizuka's bathroom in Doraemon, the Japanese manga series, saying that it could be misleading and inappropriate for children. The petition triggered hot discussion among netizens on how to treat unsuitable plots in cartoons on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/11 3:50:47

Documentary 'China' debuts, following the life of Confucius

A Chinese documentary named “China” debuted on Monday, which describes the life of philosopher and educator Confucius and shows how his thoughts have influenced China for thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/8 4:27:41

Decade-long South Korean reality show 'Running Man' angered Chinese netizens for sovereign problem, removed from China's streaming site

An episode of Running Man, the long-running South Korean reality show, has been removed from Chinese streaming and video sharing platform Bilibili after it caused a controversy by placing China and the island of Taiwan on equal footing in the latest episode. The controversy has Chinese netizens calling for a boycott of the show.
Source: Global Times | 2020/12/7 14:08:40

South Korean show 'We Got Divorced' captures the attention of Chinese viewers

If you get a divorce, would you be willing to once again live with your ex in the same house for three days? The recently released South Korean variety show We Got Divorced explores this question. Since its premiere, the show has ignited heated discussion on both South Korean and Chinese social media for its bold and fresh exploration of divorce and the relationship between divorced couples.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/29 23:18:51

Hit show 'Queen's Gambit' sparks chess frenzy

Hit miniseries The Queen's Gambit has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand.
Source: AFP | 2020/11/26 18:28:40

Fans in China take pride in International Emmy nomination for Chinese costume drama 'Love and Destiny'

The 48th International Emmy Awards were held on Monday as a virtual ceremony streamed from New York. Fans of the Chinese fantasy costume drama Love and Destiny awaited the results with bated breath as it had been nominated for Best Telenovela. While the coveted award ended up going to Brazilian series Órfãos da Terra (Orphans of a Nation), Chinese netizens still expressed their pride that the show had been nominated for one of the world's most prestigious awards for international television production.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 6:08:11

Chinese screenwriters awarded at Screenwriters' Night event

A total of 23 screenwriters and 13 productions such as movies, animations and TV series were awarded at Screenwriters' Night on Saturday. The event, hosted by the China Federation of Radio and Television Associations and Chinese streaming giant iQIYI, aims to encourage and fund more young screen talents as well as discover promising new content.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 17:33:42