Headlines from China: Mini Web Series is The New Black in China

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Several years ago, web series was still considered an inferior content format compared with film and TV shows. Today, it's considered as the most commercially viable format for online video content in China. Read More

Chinese Streaming Site Leveraging AI for Editing and Casting

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“Imagine an assistant who understands your happiness, anger, sorrow, and laughter and what you want to watch based on your feelings even before you figure out what your feelings are. It will give you the content you want most. AI can do this,” said Gong Yu, Chief Executive Officer of iQiyi Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Deadpool 2’ Hasn’t Passed The Chinese Censorship

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20th Century Fox, which has successfully released several R-rated films in China in the past, hasn’t managed to make "Deadpool 2" pass the Chinese censorship. Read More

IQiyi Wants In on Short-Video Craze

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China’s Netflix equivalent, iQiyi Inc., has finally jumped on the Chinese craze for short-video apps, saying its new app will become the company’s major offering over the next one to three years. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Releases Q1 2018 Financial Report

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This week, Tencent released the company's Q1 2018 financial report. According to the report, the company's total revenue during the reporting period was 73.53 Billion ($11.53 Billion), a 48 percent jump compared to the same period last year. Read More

Popular ‘Rage Comics’ Brand Gagged for Making Fun of Martyrs

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Baozou Manhua in trouble over jokes about civil war heroes — just a week after its spinoff film closed a huge Netflix deal. Read More

Headlines from China: iQiyi to Take Over Baidu’s Online Ticketing Business

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Today, iQiyi announced that the company would take over Baidu Nuomi’s movie ticketing business. iQiyi believes that it’s valuable to integrate movie ticketing with its existing streaming services in order to build an ecosystem. Read More

Video Platform Douyin Sues Tencent for Defamation

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The court in Beijing’s Haidian district has accepted a case brought by Bytedance-operated short video platform Douyin which is suing Tencent for defamation and requesting RMB 1 million in damages including an apology. Read More

Headlines from China: Jiang Wen’s ‘Hidden Man’ Set to Release on July 13

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Hidden Man, an upcoming Chinese film directed by Jiang Wen, has scored a July 13 China release. Following Let The Bullets Fly and Alma de Sant Pere, Hidden Man is Jaing Wen’s third film that is set in the Republic of China. Read More

Chinese TV Can’t Air Eurovision After Cutting Gay-Themed Act

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LGBTI-related content in China’s media has decreased in recent years, experts say. Read More

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