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Beijing ChengtianEntertainment Group was established in September 2005 with four entertainmentbranches: Chengtian Shiba Artist Management, Chengtian Zhihong TV & FilmProduction, Chengtian Huayin Music Production and Chengtian Zhiyin MusicalsProduction.
Chengtian Shiba, headed byformer Huayi Brothers executive Wang Jinhua, has grown quickly to become one ofthe biggest artist management companies in mainland China, representing artistssuch as Xia Yu (The Painted Veil), HuJun (Everlasting Regret) and HongKong's Tony Leung Ka-fai and Carina Lau.
Avex represents Japaneseartists such as Amuro Namie, Tetsuya Komuro, Ayumi Hamasaki and