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BTS McDonald’s Meal Sparks Frenzy and Store Closures in Indonesia

K-pop group BTS’ limited-edition branded McDonald’s meals were so hot in Indonesia this week that dozens of stores had to close for fear that the crowds clamoring for them would spread COVID-19....

China’s National Security Rules Injected Into Hong Kong Film Censorship System

Hong Kong on Friday issued new amendments to its film classification rules, effectively injecting Beijing’s strict censorship standards on the previously liberal territory. Hong Kong censors previously screened content merely to rate...

Chinese Propaganda Film ‘1921’ Bounces Back Despite Prior Nationalist Boycott

One of the most prominent Chinese propaganda films of the year is set for a flashy, state-sanctioned premiere as the opening night selection of the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The...

Shanghai Film Festival Ticket Prices Exceed $550 as Demand Soars

At a time when viewers around the world remain wary of returning to cinemas, the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) once again can’t keep up with local audiences. Demand is so high...

China Box Office: Disney’s ‘Cruella’ Struts to $1.8 Million Opening Day

Disney’s “Cruella” strut into China on Sunday with a $1.78 million opening day, coming in sixth in a slow weekend behind reigning box office champ “F9,” according to data from Maoyan. Day...

China’s Douban Platform Bans Popular Accounts as Censorship Is Raised for Tiananmen Square Anniversary

China is notorious for dialing up its internet censorship as the June 4 anniversary of the deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown approaches. Each year, its censors go into high alert to wipe out...

Warner Music China Signs Rapper Bohan Phoenix, Expands JUUICE Hip-Hop Imprint

Warner Music Group is expanding its mainland China hip-hop imprint JUUICE to the Greater China region of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, the firm said Thursday. Rapper Bohan Phoenix, one of the...

China Eases Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Entertainment Venues

Foreign investors are now allowed to establish entertainment venues in China without investment restrictions or local partners, according to new legal amendments. This opens the doors to future wholly-foreign owned cinemas in...

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