The Bona Film Group was the first Chinese entertainment company to be listed on NASDAQ, a feat accomplished in 2010. Now, 17 years since its founding in 1999, the Beijing-based distributor and producer whose films include The GrandmasterFlying Swords Of Dragon Gate, and the From Vegas To Macau series, has joined a growing number of Chinese companies that are delisting from U.S. indices.

The delisting was a long time coming and brought to a head amid a broad government-led campaign to distance China from foreign influence, but still was a difficult decision for Bona CEO Yu Dong.

“The idea to delist was like a seed,” Yu told local media last week. “It has been growing inside me for some years now, germinating and growing bigger and bigger.”

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