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Cinema of China

China to get its own version of Iron Man 3

Walt Disney will release a separate version of its Marvel comic-book movie Iron Man 3 on the mainland, an unexpected plot twist for Hollywood's most prominent collaboration yet in the country.

Sunday, 31 March, 2013, 7:12am 2 comments

Emperor Motion Pictures signs mainland China cinema deal with UA

The Hong Kong film company Emperor Motion Pictures is to set up a strategic partnership with UA Cinemas to invest in and operate cinemas on the mainland.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:47am

Made-in-China films lose market share to US movies

The market share held by Chinese-made films has dropped by about 12 per cent this year and now accounts for just 41.4 per cent of all ticket sales on the mainland - a development regulators attribute to the increased access granted to Hollywood films as a result of China's commitments to the WTO.

12 Nov 2012 - 5:39am

The view finder

The irony is not lost on Jia Zhangke when he says the most surprising thing about his recent stint in charge of a collection of Asia's most promising young filmmakers is how much he has learned from the experience.

4 Nov 2012 - 10:06am

Second Sight: The Valiant Ones

The Valiant Ones

22 Oct 2012 - 4:06pm

Poverty problems in the frame

These days, Zhao Tao moves in glamorous circles. Now a regular on the international film festival circuit with starring roles in films such as Platform, Unknown Pleasures and Still Life, she has graced gala premieres at Venice, Cannes and Berlin.

7 Oct 2012 - 1:52pm

Boutique film festivals offer relief from the mainstream

Seven years as a programmer with the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has taught Bede Cheng Tze-wang a thing or two about the sometimes harsh realities of the modern film world.

17 Sep 2012 - 11:49am

Ex-TVB Executive to sing in pitch-black charity concert

After years in the entertainment limelight and more recently in the legal spotlight, all the lights will go out for Stephen Chan Chi-wan in his next big performance.

"Should I sing with my eyes open or closed?" joked Chan (pictured), as he discussed his role in the third Concert in the Dark later this month.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:15am

Anti-triad sting nets C.Y. quartet

At least four people who attended a dinner that left the chief executive's election campaign embroiled in rumours of triad links are among 130 arrested in an anti-triad crackdown.

The meeting in February between rural leaders and Leung Chun-ying's campaign aides became an election issue due to the presence of controversial businessman Kwok Wing-hung, known as 'Shanghai Boy'.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

More police to combat hi-tech criminals

Extra officers are to be drafted in to fight a rising tide of online crime as police prepare to open a cybersecurity centre by the end of the year.

Police recorded 1,299 technology-related crimes in the first half of this year, a 41 per cent rise year-on-year. Victims lost HK$64 million - up from HK$4 million.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm