The accidental fame of Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui speaks to the gradual shift of public fixation from medals to personal magnetism.
Whether the casting is historically accurate or racially blind, Hollywood screen choices will be dictated more by market forces.
China's collectibles' market hit a high in 2011, but then the bubble burst, leaving private vendors and craftsman desperate for sales.
"They had their never-to-be-repeated opportunities, while we have our vision and learning," said Wang Ge, comparing the older generation of dealers with the new kids on the block, such as her.
When media published a set of photos showing the 600-year-old Palace Museum, or Forbidden City, free of floods despite the heavy rain on July 20, online discussions quickly followed.
Sales of instant noodles have been on a five-year decline in China, which may be the outcome of many unrelated factors. Higher purchasing power and more sophisticated palates are two obvious culprits, but so is the law of gravity.
Chinese internet giant Tencent has reportedly agreed to acquire China's leading online music provider "China Music Corp" for roughly $2.7 billion.
As China introduces tougher measures to protect music copyright and more Chinese music-lovers are willing to pay money to download the latest pop songs, the Chinese music industry, in the era of digital music, seems to be gaining momentum again.
How should a filmmaker acknowledge his source material? Many may err on the side of imprudence and a few on the side of caution.
Huayi Brothers Media chairman Wang Zhongjun, 56, a billionaire and art collector, has turned his attention to art trading and plans to set up an auction house in Shanghai this year.
It's only a matter of time before China overtakes the United States to top the world's movie market, in terms of box-office returns, says 20th Century Fox's China office head.