China to Allow Foreign Streaming Services? Not so Fast.

 /  Legal  / 
On closer examination, though, all that happened was that the Beijing Municipal Government had issued a release mentioning a plan to allow foreign investment into VPN services as part of some sort of limited pilot scheme. Read More

Headlines from China: Cheng Cheng Films to Distribute China’s ‘Send Me to the Clouds’ in North America

 /  Headlines From China  / 
The film starring Yao Chen (Monster Hunt, Lost Found), who's also its producer, follows an ovarian cancer patient's desperate quest for an unforgettable sexual experience before her surgery. Read More

Douyin and TikTok Rake in $11.7 Million in User Spending in July

 /  News  / 
Short video app Douyin and its overseas version TikTok grossed a total of $11.7 million through in-app sales of virtual coins in July, increasing by 290% year-over-year, according to mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Alibaba’s Idle Fish, Tencent’s Rocket Girls, Placing Products in the Past

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Alibaba’s Idle Fish recent talk show sponsorship offers a model for the development of brand integration in Chinese variety programming. Read More

CBI Case Study: Online Education Provider Gets High Marks for Branding on Hit Teen Drama

 /  CBI  / 
The most successful brand integrations find a sweet spot in tying the relevance of their product to the creative content they are linked with. This week’s case study looks at brand integration by Xueersi Online School within the most watched series in China during the early summer.  Read More

Entertainment Marketing in China, Part 1: The Brand Integration Landscape

 /  CBI  / 
Marketing in its many forms is fairly new to China, and while some brand integration efforts have been derided as unsophisticated or clumsy, there are opportunities, innovations and challenges unique to the country. Read More

Headlines from China: Holiday Box Office: RMB 7 Billion for the 70th Anniversary of PRC?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
As the summer movie-going season comes to an end, box office analysts start shifting their attention to the upcoming National Day Holiday season. Read More

R3’s July List Reveals the New Brand Ambassadors to Look Out For

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Ever since Versace’s t-shirt gaffe this week, the list of Chinese ambassador defections seems to grow daily. R3’s June list sheds some light on newcomers. Read More

Headlines from China: Previously Cancelled ‘The Eight Hundred’ May Still Open This Year

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Huayi Brothers CEO Wang Zhongjun recently attended the summer summit of Yabuli Forum and said that he was looking forward to the release of war epic The Eight Hundred at the end of this year. Read More

Channel Your Inner Ne Zha, Says Party Paper Commentary

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The summer blockbuster that broke box office records is now being touted as a model for cadres’ good behavior. Read More

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