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The difference between Chinese and American romance movies

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While Americans have romantic comedies, Chinese have something else... read to learn what and why!

Why Chinese movies turn the American Dream into a nightmare

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The American Dream appears quite often in Chinese movies—usually not in the best light.

Is Medellín today anything like it seems in “Narcos”?

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Short answer? No. Here are seven reasons why.

Will we ever see a Chinese superhero movie?

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Can Chinese filmmakers create a genuine, homegrown superhero, and not just a comedic parody of one?

Are the Huangs in “Fresh Off the Boat” Chinese or Taiwanese?

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IMDB says Fresh Off the Boat is about how "a Taiwanese family makes their way in America during the 1990s". However, its season finale features...

“The Interview”: A jester at the court of diplomacy

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The Interview is a hilarious buddy comedy, but it's not dark humor -- that's exactly what North Korea wants, and what anyone who wants progress...