Plagiarizing Director’s Film Pulled From China’s Silver Screens

 /  Film  / 
Some online are arguing that it would be unfair for an entire production to be punished because of one man’s mistakes over a decade ago. Read More

Chinese Livestreaming’s Leap Year

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Eight terms summarizing another colorful year in the world of Chinese livestreaming. Read More

Chinese Esports Teams Banned Over Dota 2 Match Fixing

 /  Game  / 
The punitive action from developer Valve Corporation came after the teams, Newbee and Avengerls, showed obvious signs of foul play during a head-to-head match. Read More

In a Market Far, Far Away, ‘Star Wars’ Launches Chinese Web Novel

 /  Novel  / 
With its first original “Star Wars” story in Mandarin, Disney has new hope of finally building a China fan base for the sci-fi franchise. Read More

‘Zelda Clone’ Wins Game of the Year Honors From Apple, Google

 /  Game  / 
While Chinese-developed role-playing game Genshin Impact has been a critical and commercial success, some say it borrows heavily from Switch hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Read More

China’s ‘Immoral’ Celebrities Could Be Banned From Livestreaming

 /  Livestreaming  / 
A notice from the country’s media regulator suggests public figures who get caught with drugs or prostitutes could be barred from streaming, but some are worried about its vague wording. Read More

Chinese City Sponsors $30,000 Esports Tournament for Residents

 /  Esports  / 
The event will be open to local teams of amateur gamers hoping to be crowned Shanghai’s top League of Legends and Honor of Kings talents. Read More

How Shanghai Summoned the World’s Esports Athletes Amid COVID-19

 /  Esports  / 
After canceling a string of high-profile sports events in 2020, the Chinese city made an exception to host the League of Legends World Championship. Read More

Future Nostalgia: China’s Video Games Plug Into Ancient Culture

 /  Game  / 
Developers are using a modern medium to resurrect centuries-old traditions, as the industry responds to a rising tide of patriotism. Read More

The Show Must Go On: How Cirque de Soleil Survived China’s Lockdown

 /  News  / 
For the Canadian firm’s newest troupe, keeping the show running through 2020 has been a monumental challenge — especially as several key acrobats are stuck outside China. Read More


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