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  1. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker ... About 467 million trips were made to movie theatres in the whole of 2012. Box office takings have climbed from 950 million yuan in 2002, when China started to introduce a cinema chain system, ...

  2. Property firms go into show business

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com As government tightening measures turn the screws on the mainland property sector, some developers are turning to show business in an attempt ... and a growing number of screens. A recent survey said mainland box-office revenue was likely to have surged nearly 30 per cent to 13 billion yuan last year, making China the third-largest film market ...

  3. Essential reading on intellectual property

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... with Samantha Kierath Rebecca Ordish and Alan Adcock start where most other writers of business books on China leave off. In China Intellectual Property Challenges and Solutions, they go beyond the oft trotted-out truisms that the mainland is the wild west of intellectual property rights protection to reveal ways that businesspeople can safeguard and respond to infringements ...

  4. Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition)

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets (2nd Edition) by Carl E. Walter and Fraser J.T. Howie John Wiley & Sons, HK$488 Those at last week's popular CLSA Investor Forum at the Grand Hyatt will have heard from Fraser Howie, co-author with Carl Walter of Privatising China- Inside China's Stock Markets, now out in its second ...

  5. China reels in the pirates

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... said. Others argue that unprecedented access to foreign media also leaves the country more vulnerable to piracy. Intellectual property rights was the main contention during China's bid ... victories in China's war on piracy, a pertinent issue as the nation approaches the 10th anniversary of its joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO). But while the country has made leaps ...

  6. Beijing finding it hard to plot a happy ending in movie piracy spat with US

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang World Intellectual Property Rights Day may not have the makings of a movie script but two lead female negotiators have injected some drama into the IPR tussle between China ... the country drafted several IPR laws. Prior to its the entry into the WTO, China amended all its major IPR laws to meet international standards. However, even though an intellectual property rights ...

  7. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... would indirectly help the mainland boost its cultural influence in Taiwan. "Previously China used business to besiege the government … now it uses cultural influence to penetrate ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - ENTERTAINMENT

    Reality diving show makes tepid splash on China television

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 01:11pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the region and has all the lights and stage glamour of a high-production variety show on HD primetime state television - obviously. But, alas, Celebrity Splash China , produced by Zhejiang Satellite ... and Hong Kong. Like the popular  Voice of China – essentially modelled off  American Idol/X Factor -esque singing shows as well as Taiwan’s hit One Million Star – Celebrity Splash  is based ...

  9. CCTV hits wrong note with music industry

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue because broadcasting is seen as a public service in China,' said the head of one western music publishing company. A spokesman for the Music Copyright Society of China said CCTV used ... lawsuit over copyright infringement for background music began in Beijing this week with the Changan department store being charged with infringement by the Music Copyright Society of China. So ...

  10. Business - Companies - LEISURE

    Emperor Motion Pictures signs mainland China cinema deal with UA

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Hong Kong company in partnership to open and run cinemas on the mainland, starting in 2014 Emperor signs cinema deal with UA The Hong Kong film company Emperor Motion Pictures is to set up a strategic partnership with UA Cinem ...




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