• Who to expect on 'Idol Producer', China's unofficial Produce 101 clone
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    Elizabeth Tong

    Who to expect on 'Idol Producer', China's unofficial Produce 101 clone

    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.

  • Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online
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    Gundam statue heads stolen from Shanghai convention found for sale online

    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 Now Has More Movie Screens Than US
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    China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US

    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.

  • Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made
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    Ben Falk

    Empires Of The Deep: The Bonkers True Story Of The ‘Most Expensive’ Unreleased Movie Ever Made

    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.

  • 7 New Cool China Sets You’ll Actually Use
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    Nora Crotty

    7 New Cool China Sets You’ll Actually Use

    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.

  • Angry EXO fans in China feel shortchanged by 30-minute gig
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    Angry EXO fans in China feel shortchanged by 30-minute gig

    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.

  • China’s First Supermodel on Changing Standards of Beauty
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    China’s First Supermodel on Changing Standards of Beauty

    The stunning Liu Wen. (Photo: Getty Images)        

  • The Chinese 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Music Video Is Strong With the Force, Very Catchy
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    Jordan Zakarin

    The Chinese 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Music Video Is Strong With the Force, Very Catchy

    Move over, Bill Murray: We may have a new favorite Star Wars theme song.

  • 100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]
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    Noël Duan

    100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]

    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.

  • Chinese Valentine’s Day: When Single Girls Collect Toiletries for Love
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    Noël Duan

    Chinese Valentine’s Day: When Single Girls Collect Toiletries for Love

    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.

  • At the 2015 Met Gala: Rihanna Wears Chinese Couturier Guo Pei
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    Noël Duan

    At the 2015 Met Gala: Rihanna Wears Chinese Couturier Guo Pei

    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.

  • A Sneak Peek at "China: Through the Looking Glass" Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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    Sarah Cristobal

    A Sneak Peek at "China: Through the Looking Glass" Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    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.

  • Mom Spends $200,000 on Her 2-year-old Daugher's Fashion-Themed Birthday Party
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    Lauren Tuck

    Mom Spends $200,000 on Her 2-year-old Daugher's Fashion-Themed Birthday Party

    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.