Chinese reality competition show featuring middle-aged female celebrities goes viral on social media

Age may possibly be a useful weapon in some industries, but for entertainers, especially women entertainers, age is usually a horrible enemy that can deny them many opportunities.
Source: | 2020/5/7 23:11:36

Indian actor in China shares his experience as the country's film industry resumes

Having lived in China for 15 years, Indian expat Dev Raturi never expected he would spend two months in lockdown due to an epidemic. Now, his concern for his closed Indian restaurants in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has eased due to the local government's implementation of rental control policies. With the epidemic under control in China, his restaurants have finally reopened and his other career as an actor has resumed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/6 15:43:40

Selling screenplays via livestreams: Temporary pandemic remedy or long-term new trend?

With the closure of theaters and the postponement and cancelations of movies and film festivals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been casting a shadow over the entertainment industry across the globe. From January 1 to April 26, 8,809 film and TV companies have deregistered in China, exceeding the number of companies that deregistered throughout the entire year of 2017, the National Business Day reported on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/28 16:23:40

TV show commemorates fight against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has reached manageable levels in many regions in China, several cultural events have been launched to commemorate the Chinese people's courageous fight against the virus, including a newly released TV show This is Light.
Source: | 2020/4/26 21:35:22

Chinese drama criticized over gender discrimination and women's rights

A Chinese drama has become the center of heated discussions on social media for gender discrimination and disrespecting women's rights.
Source: | 2020/4/21 4:39:25

Chinese TV drama reveals true stories of tracking down economic fugitives overseas

New Chinese TV drama Hunting follows an economic investigation team as they track down and capture fugitives who have fled China to avoid prosecution for economic crimes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 15:33:41

Chinese streaming drama attracts overseas viewers

The second season of TV drama Well-Intended Love, produced by Chinese streaming platform Sohu TV, has attracted a large number of overseas viewers on platforms like YouTube. According to statistics from the streaming site, the show with subtitles in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Arabic has earned more than 30 million views on YouTube along with a number of positive comments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/20 15:08:04

Chinese TV drama 'Hunting' reveals the true stories of tracking down and capturing economic fugitives overseas

New Chinese TV drama Hunting follows an economic investigation team as they track down and capture fugitives who have fled China to avoid prosecution for economic crimes.
Source: | 2020/4/19 22:33:09

Chinese netizens call drama with AI-generated face a 'disaster'

Chinese netizens were amused and shocked by a Chinese costume drama that used Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to replace an actress's face.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/14 22:18:41

'Friends' reunion on HBO Max delayed by novel coronavirus

The much-anticipated Friends reunion has been delayed and will not be available at the launch of HBO Max, the new streaming platform said Friday, as the global coronavirus pan-demic shuts down productions across Hollywood.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 16:18:40

Chinese netizens boycott Thai boys' love drama '2gether: The Series' due to inappropriate comment about COVID-19 by leading actor's girlfriend

Thailand TV drama 2gether: The Series is experiencing a backlash in China after the girlfriend of lead actor Vachirawit Chivaaree, who goes by the name Bright, retweeted an inappropriate comment about Wuhan and COVID-19. Chinese fans have expressed strong disappointment in the incident and say they will stop watching the boys' love drama.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/12 17:34:30

Chinese netizens reluctant to say goodbye to 'Modern Family'

Eleven seasons and 250 episodes later, US comedy series Modern Family has bid goodbye to fans across the globe. Many Chinese netizens took to social media to express their love for the show and talk about their favorite moments from the past 11 years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/9 19:23:41

Indian fans and celebrities wish action star Jackie Chan a happy 66th birthday

Indian fans and celebrities including actress Disha Patani wished legendary Chinese kung fu action star Jackie Chan a happy 66th birthday on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 13:33:40

Quibi launching Hollywood 'on the go' streaming amid lockdown

Quibi, the multi-billion-dollar streaming platform that launched on Monday, is betting it can transform entertainment with short, Hollywood-quality clips to watch "on the go" - even as much of the world is trapped at home.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 16:53:40

Crime TV drama set in 15th century China debuts on iQIYI

Set in 15th century China, The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty, a crime-solving TV drama adapted from a popular Chinese novel of the same name, was released online Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/2 17:38:40

Boys' Love fiction increasingly popular among Chinese netizens but also brings controversy

Written works, TV dramas and films in the Boys' Love (BL) genre, which depicts blossoming romances between young men, have earned a large fan base among young people in China, as evidenced by hit shows such as Chinese drama The Untamed and the popularity of Thailand's BL TV series. Thanks to women becoming a more influential demographic among audiences, the subculture is becoming a major well for entertainment companies in China to draw upon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/1 16:48:40

Michael Jordan NBA documentary finished early for April debut

A 10-part documentary series on retired NBA legend Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls dynasty has been finished early for an April release to US and worldwide audiences, presenters announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/1 16:43:40

BL works get more popular among Chinese netizens but also bring controversy

Works including fiction, TV dramas and films themed on boys' love have a growing fan base among Chinese netizens, which has been proved by hit dramas like The Untamed and the popularity of Thailand's BL TV series. Thanks to women having more power in entertainment, the subculture has become more sought-after in China.
Source: | 2020/4/1 0:10:12