Report: How and Why Hollywood Self-censors for China

China’s cinemas have begun to recover from an 88%, 30 billion-yuan ticket sales crash triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, reopening began in low-risk areas with mandatory masks and temperature checks, a ban on...

Hollywood Gives China’s Censors a Preview

As it tries to tap the burgeoning Chinese film market with local flavourings and joint ventures, Hollywood has increasingly had to navigate the unpredictable demands of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, or...

James Cameron Sees China in 3-D

As China opens up its movie industry to more foreign films and increases the number of joint ventures with Hollywood, Oscar winning director James Cameron has said he will start a joint venture for 3-D film technology in China....

Q&A: Chen Kaige on the Future of Chinese Film

China Real Time talks to Chen Kaige, the “Fifth Generation” director of Yellow Earth and Farewell My Concubine, about censorship, Hollywood, and his latest film, Sacrifice, which arrives in the US this month. I’m not...

Lionsgate Gets Approval for The Hunger Games

As the partnerships between Hollywood and Chinese studios increase, Lionsgate, partnering with The China Film Group and Talent International, has received approval to screen “The Hunger Games” in China. Some observers were...

Titanic’s Return Suggests Stricter Censorship

James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ has returned to theatres with an extra dimension and a corrected star field. But some Chinese viewers are more focused on another change which reflects tightened media controls since...

China’s Film Critics Pinched Between Censors and Web

While the effects of government restrictions on China’s film industry (and, increasingly, America’s) have been widely reported, their impact on the country’s film reviewers has received little attention. At The...

Bale “Should Be Embarrassed” By Chen Guangcheng Visit

A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that Christian Bale, not China, should be embarrassed by his confrontation with guards outside the Shandong village of Dongshigu last week. Bale was attempting to visit legal...

Batman Star’s Visit to Chen Guangcheng Blocked

‘Batman’ star Christian Bale was involved in a scuffle and ensuing car chase during an unsuccessful attempt to visit detained activist Chen Guangcheng on Thursday. The incident was captured by the CNN crew which...



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