Tencent, J.J. Abrams in Gaming Partnership

 /  Game  / 
Bad Robot, the media vehicle of Hollywood producer, director and writer J.J. Abrams, said it has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to create games spanning mobile, PC and console formats. Read More

Video Site YY Streams Into Southeast Asia With Bigo Deal

 /  News  / 
YY Inc., one of China’s biggest livestreaming platforms, announced a further $272 million investment in its Singaporean cousin, Bigo Inc., which enjoys an established presence in Southeast Asia and a foothold in South Asia and the Middle East. Read More

IQiyi Wants In on Short-Video Craze

 /  News  / 
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

Hollywood Blockbusters Do Better in China Than U.S. in Recent Weeks

 /  News  / 
In recent weeks, several Hollywood blockbusters have done better in China than at home, with the latest example being action-adventure flick “Rampage,” which runs on the star power of Dwayne Johnson. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

 /  News  / 
Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

China Falls in Love With Bollywood All Over Again

 /  Opinion  / 
Asian rivals India and China have started a new romance on the silver screen. After the run-away success of the sports biopic “Dangal,” or “Let’s Wrestle Dad!,” last year, Chinese audiences and film distributors have embraced Bollywood’s two-hour, song-and-dance filled offerings with a renewed relish. Read More

First Day of Chinese New Year Is a Box-Office Winner

 /  Box Office  / 
The Year of the Dog may turn out to be a howling success for China’s movie industry. Read More

Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. Read More

Deals Slide in China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Sector

 /  Money  / 
Mergers and acquisitions in China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector dropped in 2017, according to a new report. Read More

China TV Sales on the Fritz

 /  News  / 
Sales of television sets in China have fallen to their lowest level in five years, while manufacturers’ profits have also plummeted, a senior Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) official said at an industry conference. Read More

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