Gamers play on computers in an internet bar in Beijing. China’s increasingly wired population has made the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots a hit there, even though Netflix is not available in China. Photo: AFP
Chiu-Ti Jansen
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Chiu-Ti Jansen

Why China’s sci-fi community is embracing ‘Love, Death & Robots’ as the nation transforms into a technological leader

  • It’s not just titillation – the graphic Netflix series’ convenient format, references to China and sci-fi themes appeal to a society remade by technological advancement

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Gamers play on computers in an internet bar in Beijing. China’s increasingly wired population has made the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots a hit there, even though Netflix is not available in China. Photo: AFP
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Director Bai Xue. Photo: Tory Ho
Clarence Tsui
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The Projector by Clarence Tsui

How China is making realist films about Hong Kong instead of fantasy portrayals

  • Hong Kong film-goers’ interest in Bai Xue’s feature, a realist take on cross-border smuggling, shows they want more than caricatured local offerings
  •  The coming-of-age tale, the director’s debut, plays like a taut thriller and tackles contentious social issues

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Director Bai Xue. Photo: Tory Ho
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