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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

    ... at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, just under 10 per cent of its total returns of 4.1 billion yuan. Huang Qunfei, the general manager of the Beijing New Film Association, a cinema in the capital, told Xinhua popcorn sales ...

  2. Shanghai seen as China's top financial centre in long term

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Although Shanghai has dropped plans to be an offshore yuan trading hub, the race to overtake Hong Kong as China's top international financial centre is far from over. Shanghai Vice-Mayor Tu Guangshao announced this week that it would focus on being an onshore yuan trading centre, leaving Hong Kong to remain the dominant hub for offshore trading of the currency. ...

  3. Crowds flock to find bargains at book fair

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... million yuan (HK$11.4 million). The exhibition centre has two levels, each with an area of 17,000 square metres. The centre was divided into 16 sections, including Guangdong publishing, ... ranging from 10 per cent to 80 per cent. People could pay as little as three yuan for second-hand books, five yuan for children's books and 10 yuan for magazines. Some booksellers even gave ...

  4. Trade deal means more 3D and Imax movies from Hollywood for mainland

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... more American films this year, with at least one new foreign film hitting the big screen every week. A Sino-US trade agreement announced last month that will allow another 14 Hollywood 3D ... a complaint that China restricts the number of foreign movies allowed into its market, which led to a World Trade Organisation ruling against Chinese limits on the import of films, DVDs, music ...

  5. Good reception for Woo's troublesome epic

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... trade magazines' websites over the weekend. In Hong Kong, where it premiered on 60 screens, it made HK$2 million just on its opening day, Thursday. Similar big numbers were registered on the mainland and in Taiwan and Korea. In fact, film pundits predict Woo's period epic will gross US$15 million (more than 100 million yuan) just from the four-day weekend on the mainland. ...

  6. Jockey Club Mulls offshore betting move

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The Hong Kong Jockey Club says it may be forced to set up an offshore satellite wagering operation to circumvent double taxation issues if it is to take ... country are funnelled into the 'home' pool where the race is staged. 'We don't have any plan to go offshore at this stage, but it is something we would have to consider if we ...

  7. Buffett joins cast of foreigners for gala shows

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mainland audiences have been increasingly exposed to foreign cultural products since the entertainment industry was opened up, especially after China's accession to the World Trade Organisation in 2001. Liu Yuan, director of Hunan Cable TV's branding department, said cultural co-operation between the mainland and overseas cultural organisations was on the rise. 'More ...

  8. Film world eyes big bonanza from trade pact

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen Hong Kong and mainland entertainment industry insiders are expecting a big payoff from the third phase of a cross-border trade pact. The State Administration ... will exceed 2.5 billion yuan this year. 'A few super co-operative movies are coming out at the end of this year, like The Banquet directed by Feng Xiaogang, Curse of the Golden Flower directed ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Yvonne Teh Exhibitions Qi Xiao Fu 50th Anniversary Exhibition Photographs, film footage and interview materials about Yu Zhang Yuan's Hong Kong-China Opera Institute Academy whose students included the Qi Xiao Fu (Seven Little Fortunes). Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Thu, HK Film Archive, 50 Lei King Rd, Sai Wan Ho. Inquiries: 2739 2139. Ends Feb 21 2009 ...

  10. Queen of drama to leave Qin Jia Yuan's centre stage

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Hong Kong writer and entrepreneur Anita Leung Fung-yee, the chief executive of Qin Jia Yuan Media Services, plans to mark the 20th anniversary ... will be the new chief at Qin Jia Yuan from July 9. Lai was named an executive director of the media services company on Monday. Leung said the company's operations were 'on track' ...




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