The Unincredibles: Why China Isn’t an Animation Superpower

 /  Animations  / 
For those trying to resuscitate China’s animation industry, it’s about more than cute flicks — it’s about national pride. Read More

On-Screen Athletes: Overnight at An Esports Marathon

 /  Game  / 
Fans supporting a Chinese team in an international final experience euphoric highs and knuckle-biting lows. Read More

Alibaba Tests New Technology That Detects Pornographic Content

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s new porn-busting service converts speech to text and checks it against a database of licentious lexemes. Read More

China’s ‘Friends’ Knockoff Complains of Unauthorized Film

 /  News  / 
The one where the movie about swashbuckling tomb raiders copies the show that copied the beloved American sitcom. Read More

Epic Budget, Epic Fail: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Asura’ Tanks

 /  News  / 
China’s latest fantasy epic, “Asura,” claimed to be the most expensive domestic production to date — but it didn’t even last three days in cinemas. Read More

‘The Rap of China’ Returns After Off-Beat Year

 /  News  / 
China’s first hip-hop reality show shone a spotlight on the local rap scene, but ultimately artists found themselves cast in a bad light. Read More

Douyin Suspends Ads After Martyr Misstep

 /  News  / 
Five internet companies have been reprimanded and ordered to train their staff in revolutionary history and core socialist values. Read More

Fan Bingbing’s Leaked Contract Breaks the Chinese Internet

 /  Celebrity  / 
Actress’ studio says it may sue TV personality Cui Yongyuan for posting the private document. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

China’s Die-Hard Star Wars Fans Respond to ‘Last Jedi’ Flop

 /  Box Office  / 
Disney may have had new hope for the Star Wars film franchise in the world’s largest movie market, but a subpar opening weekend in China suggests cinemagoers are feeling less than nostalgic for “The Last Jedi.” Read More

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