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    Chinese Entertainment on the Yesasia website the section is labeled "ALL CHINESE" to cover movies, TV, music, books and sometimes video games from mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. I have on occasion have ordered Chinese dvds from the site because some stuff are not as easily found in the States.

    Chinese entertainment has it's good, bad and ugly in terms of quality, storytelling and enjoyability. Chinese entrainment also has it's other values as art, profit and soft power projection. But all that can be hindered by a myriad of conditions language/cultural barriers, low quality, poor branding, haters, government regulators.

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    I think China can also keep improving on their animation and 3D animation like the Japanese and Americans are good at. There are tons of fables, Chinese mythology, and history that can be used in animation story telling. Animations doesn't always has to be about robots and spaceships, it can be a simple story with beautifully hand drawn background and soundtrack that can win the audiences attentions and approval.
     
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    My friend is an actor in Los Angeles and he tells me Chinese nationals are enrolled all over the place in film schools there. I suspect a lot of them are sponsored by the Chinese government because some of the schools they're attending their tuitions are very expensive.
     
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    A couple things:

    Drug War - Heart stopping crime thriller, one of the best I've ever seen. I can definitely see this as a prime target for Hollywood to make a Western remake out of.

    For all you anime and manga fans:

    Bowling King - Hilarious Taiwanese "manhua" with some surprising touching moments as well. A big chunk of it has been translated into English. Bowling King Manga - Read Bowling King Manga Online for Free
     
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    They do a decent job in this area but most of the good stuff is in the movies. The current style of animation/comic books is at times too similar to Japan's.

    There is a need for some re-branding starting by not calling it "Tainjin Anime".

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    Hey, don't knock the old-school cartoons!
     
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    I should have placed a better description and not just a VS. I was showing examples of old and new Chinese animation. The old school Chinese animation may have had a Disney influence but still can stand out as distinctively Chinese. While some of the new Chinese animation is hard to distinguish it from the japanese. It is one thing to be influenced by other established styles but a certain level of almost out right reproduction.

    I've seen Asian cartoonist in the States if they draw anything remotely Asianesc their work is just called Anime/manga when it's not.
     
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    This style of anime is definitely differently from your standard Japanese anime. Not only the cinematic shots are different, but the look and feel to the plot are different as well. This is very encouraging.
     
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    True for those that can pick up on those details. But there are a lot people out there that will miss it.

    Also there is that group of people that are kind of obsessed with anime from japan that they won't even give animation from China a chance and just brand it as unoriginal.
     
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    True but those kind of groups are just worrying about a "Chinese take over". They're not real anime fans for that matter just a bunch of sour grapes. Besides how many Japanese anime about robots, vampires, and card games like Yugio can you make before the audiences gets tired of the same recycle story line? As China's anime industry grew so will be it's form of style and artistic anime expressions.
     
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