Weibo’s Purge of Gay-themed Content Sparks Online Outrage

 /  News  / 
Chinese popular social networking platform Weibo announced that they would remove gay-themed contents from its platform, prompting a storm of online protests. Read More

YY’s E-sports Video Streaming Arm Huya Files for US IPO

 /  Game  / 
Chinese live streaming company YY is planning to spin off its gaming streaming unit Huya for an independent IPO. The company has submitted a draft registration statement on a confidential basis to the US Securities and Exchange Committee for a possible listing in the US market. Read More

Xloong Is Trying to Make AR Sexy… With Enterprise Applications

 /  Technology  / 
The global craze for the semi-immersive augmented reality (AR) experience is on the cusp of breaking out. Now Chinese tech firms are ready to bring the AR experience in eyeglass form. Read More

Beijing Gets Serious about Cleaning up Inappropriate Videos Targeting Children

 /  News  / 
Beijing’s culture regulator issued an urgent notice on Monday that requires video streaming sites to self-censor all kid-targeted videos such as animations and cosplay dramas in a bid to wipe out inappropriate contents. Read More

Jack Ma’s Potential Successor Reportedly to Step Down as Alibaba Pictures CEO

 /  News  / 
Despite the buzz, the circulation of this rumor reflects the troubles Alibaba Pictures is facing: mediocre performance of a unit where the parent company had placed high hopes (and money) on. Read More

Tencent’s China Literature $1.1 Billion IPO Speaks Volumes About Value of IP in China

 /  Money  / 
In China, a whole new industry chain surrounding online literature IPs is taking form and now involves music, games, TV dramas, and movie production. Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu have all entered the battle to compete for the best IPs. Read More

What You Need to Know about China’s Underground Anime Fun Culture

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Bilibili might be a lesser-known name for those who are not interested in the ACG (animation, comics, and games around IP such as One Piece and Fate/stay Night) culture or live outside of China, but its impact on the Middle Kingdom is obvious. Read More

Tencent Megahit ‘Honor of Kings’ Becomes World’s Top Grossing Game

 /  News  / 
Tencent Tech is reporting that blockbuster multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game "Honour of Kings" has overtaken "Monster Strike" this May to become the world’s highest-grossing (in Chinese) game across platforms, according to data released by App Annie. Read More

VP of TV Unit Takes over as CEO of Leshi, YT Jia to Remain Chairman

 /  News  / 
Jia Yueting, the legendary Chinese corporate leader, will step down as CEO of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing. Read More

Is US$2.4 Billion Enough to Redeem Cash-Strapped LeEco?

 /  News  / 
China real estate titan Sunac China Holdings Ltd. will become LeEco's second-largest shareholder after leading RMB 16.8 billion (US$2.4 billion) in fresh funding. Read More

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