Category China

Fashion Brand Laura Ashley To Close UK Stores, Focus On China

UK brand Laura Ashley appears to be leaving the UK. Laura Ashley, which is owned by Malayan United Industries (MUI), has already closed some 40 UK stores since 2015. High Street stores in the UK have had a difficult year as consumer confidence wanes and fewer shoppers visit. Andrew Khoo Boo Yeow, MUI’s newly appointed […]

China Exploring the Many Benefits of Cockroaches

Every day, around 50 tons of food waste arrives at a factory outside of Jinan, China. That is equal to the weight of seven adult elephants. Once it arrives, the food waste goes through pipes and into individual cells made of wood. There, about one billion cockroaches wait to feed. People usually see these insects as […]

China’s Tencent Pictures To Collaborate with Paramount Pictures On Bumblebee and Top Gun 2

Tencent Pictures announced that the company would collaborate with Paramount Pictures on upcoming films Bumblebee and Top Gun 2.   This marks the first collaboration between the Chinese Tech Giant and the Hollywood Studio. The Science Fiction action film Bumblebee which received investment from Tencent Pictures is set to be released in China on January 4 and in the USA […]

Shanghai Tang sold to Chinese Lunar Capital fund

Chinese luxury fashion label Shanghai Tang has been acquired by Chinese investment fund Lunar Capital. The new owner specializes in growing mid-sized Chinese firms, already holding a range of clothing brands.   Shanghai Tang’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti will be resigning. Shanghai Tang is thought to be China’s first contemporary luxury brand and pulled in estimated […]

Who Will Play The Lead In Marvel’s First Asian Superhero Movie?

Photo: Marvel, AMC, Golden Village   Are you ready for another Marvel Superhero Movie?  Chinese Shang-chi, also known as the master of Kung Fu will be coming to a theater near you! The 1970’s comic series was modeled after Bruce Lee. Unlike other superheroes, Shang-chi does not have superpowers.  He uses Kung Fu to stop […]

China Is Approving Release Of More U.S. Films

China has been ramping up approvals for U.S. movies to be screened in the country’s cinemas this year to ensure a box office revenue target is met, even as demand for Hollywood fare has been tepid, people familiar with the matter said.   The propaganda ministry granted China release dates for Hollywood movies as late […]

China’s Huabiao Awards Aims to Outshine Golden Horse

The Chinese government is going all out to steal the thunder from the Golden Horse Awards, seen as Chinese cinema’s Oscars and which is held in Taiwan. Over the weekend, the Huabiao Awards, which honors the best in China’s film industry, was held in Beijing, with a big turnout of A-listers including actor Jackie Chan, […]