CCTV star taken away moments before going on air. Rampant corruption or retaliation among the explanations.
The Chinese government this week made it clear that it has no current plans to change the regime that controls the import of foreign film into China.
China is to crack down on fraud at the box office.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$5.8M Cumulative:$281.2M Disney -16.98%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$166.3M Paramount Pictures -21.00%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$32.3M Warner Brothers / New Line -25.19%
China has announced new controls on content posted to online video sites. Separately, there is to be additional scrutiny of Chinese-language book publishing.
Official data Saturday confirmed the 2013 growth of the Chinese box office.