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China’s blockbuster love affair

It's like Hollywood in the old days

By Yuan Ren   September 2016

A Chinese moviegoer walks into the Wanda Cinema at the Wanda Group building in Beijing ©Andy Wong/AP/Press Association Images

Going to the cinema in China is a bit different. The Chinese love adventure, a beautiful actress, or special effects, and go home happy even if a film isn’t any good. Farce works a treat: the Chinese find nothing funnier than someone falling flat on their face.

But lately I’ve been carrying around a…

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