TAZARA documentary reaffirms China-Africa relations

"I remember when I was a little boy, there was a railway passing through my hometown. The whistle of the train was the rhythm of my childhood… TAZARA realized my dream. Thank you, railway of freedom…" these lyrics touch the inner hearts of many people in Tanzania, Zambia and China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 17:20:29

Chinese streaming giant iQIYI partners with Astro for Malaysian market

Malaysian users will be able to enjoy contents like movies, TV dramas and shows on China's streaming giant iQIYI thanks to a strategic partnership with Astro, the country's service provider, which was signed on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 19:10:09

Small screen, big appeal

From Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep to Reese Witherspoon and Michael Douglas, Hollywood movie stars are being lured to television by higher production values, wider opportunities... and massive paydays.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/30 17:43:41

Chinese animators chime in on the industry's future after hit 'Ne Zha'

It has been a landmark year for Chinese animation.Ne Zha, the first Chinese-produced 3D animated feature, was hugely successful this summer. The film not only succeeded financially by earning 4.97 billion yuan ($704.7 million) to become the second-highest earning film in China, earlier this month it was also recognized critically when it was chosen as China's official entry for the International Feature Film Category at the 2020 Oscars.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 17:13:40

Hit adaptation of Chinese 'boys' love' novel debuts on Netflix

Chinese actor Wang Yibo, who skyrocketed in popularity this summer for his role in the hit drama The Untamed, was named as the tourism ambassador for the Hengdian Film and Television Base in East China's Zhejiang Province on Sunday at a local film festival. The move comes two days after the show was released overseas on streaming giant Netflix.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:03:41

Streaming TV war kicks into gear with Apple, Disney launches

The streaming television war is set to enter a new phase as titans Apple and Disney take direct aim at market leader Netflix, vying for consumers abandoning their cable TV bundles for on-demand services.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/28 17:48:40

'Seven Worlds' comes to China

The latest natural documentary series from BBC Studios, Seven Worlds, One Planet, will begin airing in the Chinese mainland starting Monday on CCTV's documentary channel and Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video, according to a media prescreening event held on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/23 18:13:41

Chinese fans go wild over dark drama 'Why Women Kill' as season one ends

Dark drama Why Women Kill, which just finished its first season, has gained wild popularity among Chinese audiences with discussions about the show repeatedly topping the trending lists on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo. On Chinese media review website Douban, the show has a 9.3/10 from nearly 175,000 reviews.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/20 18:17:35

'Desperate Housewives' actress Felicity Huffman begins prison term

Actress Felicity Huffman on Tuesday began serving a two-week prison term for her role in a college admissions scam, in which she paid a bribe to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious university.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/16 17:53:42

Online streaming giants battle for Asian audiences

Acclaimed director David Michod's epic The King was one of four major Netflix productions screened at Asia's largest film festival this week, underlining how streaming services are increasingly challenging Hollywood and traditional media for the attention of artists - and viewers.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/14 17:43:41

Chinese streaming site iQiyi announced new restaurant documentary

A special documentary about how Chinese restaurants operate overseas, Chinese Banquet, is in the works for Chinese streaming site iQiyi, the site announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 12:43:39

Ratings for Emmy Awards hit rock bottom despite praise for winners

The Emmy Awards have plummeted to a new all-time ratings low, with grand farewells for Game of Thrones and Veep and a night of surprise winners failing to entice viewers.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/24 19:48:41

Class act

With aristocratic elan, Downton Abbey dismissed challenges from Brad Pitt's Ad Astra and Sylvester Stallone's Rambo: Last Blood to claim top box office spot in North America, industry figures showed Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/23 19:13:39

'Thrones' wins top drama Emmy as 'Fleabag' springs a surprise

Game of Thrones took the top Emmy for best drama Sunday but dark British comedy Fleabag was the surprise big winner of television's glitziest night, dominating the comedy prizes at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/23 18:18:39

Chinese drama 'The Untamed' gains following overseas

Chinese drama The Untamed, starring Chinese actors Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo, has proven so popular overseas, including Thailand and South Korea, that hundreds of thousands of fans attended a fan meet in Bangkok on Saturday. The cast, crew and others donated 600,000 Thai baht ($19, 678) to the people in Ubon Ratchathani Province, which was hit by floods. The charity gained a lot of praise from Chinese and Thai fans.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/22 19:44:27

'Saturday Night Live' fires comedian Shane Gillis over racist Chinese slur

Saturday Night Live fired comedian Shane Gillis for making racist jokes about Chinese people, the US late night comedy show said Monday, just four days after he was unveiled as a new cast member.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/17 16:03:40

Express Yourself

A web series that brings in popular singers, influencers, actors and actresses to comment on short videos made by young Chinese has captured the imagination of netizens in China recently.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 17:48:40

Sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale' unveiled

Margaret Atwood released the much-anticipated sequel to her award-winning 1985 novel The Handmaid's Tale on Tuesday, with The Testaments set to become a similar smash.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/10 18:13:40