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China arrests 101 people for obscene Internet activity – AFP

From AFP, via TODAYonline: China has arrested 101 criminal suspects since police started to crack down on Internet “obscenity” in August. The suspects included people who used the Internet to set up illegal chatrooms that recruit others to participate in pornographic movies, the Xinhua news agency said, citing the public security ministry. “This behavior has […]

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China a hit in Hollywood, Bollywood a flop – Zafar Anjum

From Asia Times: While Bollywood and some of its stars are busy fending off allegations of underworld links, some of the biggest Hollywood movie studios are quietly entering China’s dream factories. With more than US$150 million in new investments, they have plans to push the growing Chinese film industry into a higher orbit in the […]

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David Barboza: Hollywood sees a future in China

From the New York Times: Like the rest of U.S. industry, Hollywood has seen the future, and it is China. Some of the biggest movie studios are now scrambling onto the mainland and planning to invest more than $150 million over the next few years in China’s burgeoning film industry. Walt Disney Pictures may even […]

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New Year blockbusters flag revival for China’ cinema

From the China Daily: Blockbuster movies for Lunar New Year audiences are a tradition in China, but the box office success of this season’s home-made hits over foreign imports is a sign that the country’s struggling film industry may finally be ready for take-off in its centenary year. Two festive big-budget comedies — Steven Chow’s […]

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A Dismal Chapter in China’s Media History

The Hong Kong-based, Chinese language Yazhou Zhoukan (Asia Weekly) magazine has published a lengthy article about the recent crackdown on Southern Metropolis News (Nanfang Dushi Bao), in which two employees of the newspaper were sentenced to lengthy terms for alleged corruption and the top editor was arrested and is awaiting trial. Chinese journalists have called […]

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