Chinese online video platform iQiyi is set to launch a new talent survival reality show, “Idol Producer”, which will feature several top K-pop stars from China and Hong Kong. In addition to Chinese singer-songwriter Li Ronghao and Chinese-American rapper MC Jin, “Idol Producer” has also gotten several Chinese K-pop idols to appear on the show as ‘mentors’. GOT7’s Jackson Wang, EXO’s Lay, Cosmic Girls’ Cheng Xiao, Pristin’s Jieqiong are all slated to appear on the show, which will start airing on 19 January.
Images of the wooden statues from the popular Bandai franchise missing their heads were posted on Chinese social media and went viral on Monday (10 July), with many wondering where the heads went. Unfortunately, in further proof that humanity doesn’t deserve nice things, the heads were found being hawked online on a China-based online auction site. The theft and subsequent sale has led to many enthusiasts in the Chinese GunPla community (those who enjoy assembling and painting Gundam model kits) condemning the act, with some even comparing it to the theft of a 1,500-year-old Buddha head in the ’90s.
China’s box office may not catch the U.S. anytime soon after flatlining last year, but the Middle Kingdom has just taken top billing on another notable movie metric: total screens. At a press conference Friday to open the second annual BRICS International Film Festival in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Zhang Hongsen, the deputy director of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, which oversees — and censors — all films and television programs shown in the country, told attendees that China now has more than 45,000 movie screens, more than any other market, according to Chinese film website Mtime. The festival celebrates filmmakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Four different directors, almost 10 years in the making and costing an alleged £100million, yet ‘Empires of the Deep’, China’s planned answer to ‘Avatar’, remains unreleased. “I think I’m the only one who’s seen it other than the creators,” says actor Steve Polites, who signed a three month contract in 2009 to play the hero of ‘Empires of the Deep’ (and weirdly two other characters), only to find himself still stuck in China nine months later. “[Jon has] a really good heart and the core of a great idea, but couldn’t let go of it,” says Mark Byers, a Hollywood veteran who came on in late 2007 as a producer to try and help.
The words “hip” and “china” (as in the dinnerware, not the Republic of) may not seem like a natural pairing — but we’re here to change your mind. Today’s china isn’t stuffy and dainty like the kind you might see in your grandmama’s display cabinet. It’s fresh, inspired, and tailored to fit your own unique tastes. So whether you’re into fine art, luxury labels, or cute sea creatures, you guessed it — there’s a collection of china for that.
Thousands of EXO fans in China paid top yuan to watch the hugely popular K-pop group perform in Shanghai on Sunday (27 March) but their experience ended on a sour note after the concert lasted only 30 minutes.
In an incidental cultural exchange of sorts, the top-grossing movie in Chinese history is opening in America just weeks after the United States’ box office champion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, bowed to big numbers in China. Monster Hunt, directed by Hong Kong-born animation vet and Shrek the Third co-director Raman Hui, shocked observers by becoming China’s all-time biggest domestic earner in just two weeks after its release in July.
From Shanghai socialites to Communist Party leaders, the past 100 years for women in China have been full of seismic shifts. The 15th episode of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series gives a beauty-focused overview of these changes in less than a minute.
The ugly holiday sweater might be a beloved December tradition, but luxury it is not. Until now, at least. Mid deep-dive into the world wide web of nonsensical tops—from Santa peeing to Manatees clinging—we found this delightful image of a sloth clinging to the North Pole against a snow-flecked cotton/polyester blend. It’s the biggest moment for sloths since Kristen Bell’s classic 2014 breakdown. The black and white sweater is made in China, and costs $5,995 on holidayfury.com. ...
Folks in China are trying to figure out the origins of a new trend that has all the cool kids affixing plastic plants to their heads. According to the New York Times, clipping plastic bean sprouts, flowers, gourds or any other kind of vegetation to your crown is what’s hot in the streets. The only problem? It seems like no one in all of China, a country with more than a billion people, knows where the trend came from.
Today, on the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar year, many Asian countries like Japan, China, and Thailand celebrate the annual unification of forbidden lovers. There are many variations of the legend — some of which question their mutual attraction — but in one of the most famous poems from Song Dynasty, writer Qin Guan questions, “If the two hearts are united forever, why do the two persons need to stay together — day after day, night after night?” In China, it’s called the Qixi Festival, but Western media has dubbed it Chinese Valentine’s Day, and it’s as much of a celebration of singlehood for young women as it is about madly searching for love. A procession of men hauling cows to woo lovers on the day before Qixi Festival in Wuhan, China.
Luckily for the legitimacy of the Met Gala, Rihanna actually did her homework—she stunned the red carpet in a gold gown (with a huge train), fur stole, and headpiece by Chinese couture designer Guo Pei, who designed the costumes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the newest fashion exhibition at the Anna Wintour Costume Institute was revealed. At 30,000 square feet, "China: Through the Looking Glass," is a behemoth of an exhibition that spreads over three floors including the institution's profound Chinese galleries. The show encompasses over 200 years of fashion and several thousands of years of history and artifacts. With contributions from the world's top designers (including John Galliano, Valentino Garavani, Yves Saint Laurent and more), and artistic direction by famed Chinese director Wong Kar Wai, it is a spectacular exhibition that is not to be missed.
If you thought North West was the most stylish toddler in the world, think again. A mother from from Shanxi province in China recently spend upwards of $200,000 on a fashion-themed birthday party for her two-year-old daughter, according to the Daily Mail via Chinese website IFeng. The 20-something parent, who's remained anonymous?for good reason?acquired designer clothes for her mini-me and matching outfits for herself from brands such as Burberry, Armani, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and more. All the expensive duds were bought on shopping trips around the world in places including the United States, South Korea and Hong Kong.