Bilibili Fined $8,500 Over Copyright Violations

 /  News  / 
The video-streaming site was sued for failing to take action against a user who had uploaded audio from the 2018 hit film “Dying to Survive.” Read More

Father Tells His Coming-Out Story in Daughter’s Documentary

 /  Film  / 
A family in eastern China and the gay bar they semi-secretly own are at the heart of “1001 Nights.” Read More

Subculture Sellouts: Kuaishou and Bilibili Embrace Normcore

 /  Opinion  / 
Long known as havens for China’s marginalized, nerdy, and just plain weird, the two video platforms are trading their grassroots cred for a more yuppie-friendly image. Read More

Beijing to Disburse 3 Million Yuan to Struggling Cinemas

 /  News  / 
Movie theaters in the city will receive $1,600 on average from a special development fund that is normally allocated toward subsidizing film productions and building new cinemas. Read More

Women Rule, Men Drool in China’s Hottest New Show

 /  TV  / 
In the gender-bending period drama “The Romance of Tiger and Rose,” women command armies while men dream of domestic bliss. Read More

Kuaishou Sues Rival Douyin for ‘Piggybacking’ on Its Name

 /  News  / 
China’s second-largest video platform claims top competitor infringed its trademark to gain more users. Read More

Chinese Actor Schooled for Sexist Parenting Book

 /  Celebrity  / 
Guo Tao may have won millions of hearts with his acting chops, but recent revelations of chauvinistic chapters from his parenting book have made the popular Chinese actor the brunt of angry fans’ backlash. Read More

Boosted by “Consumption Quotas,” Single Shatters Sales Records

 /  Celebrity  / 
Fans of Chinese pop star Xiao Zhan are feeling conflicted this week. They’re excited because their idol’s newly released single has broken all-time sales records, but they’re also smarting from criticism over the role they’ve played in the song’s success. Read More

China’s Facebook Is Back. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Once valued at roughly $7.5 billion, Renren’s decline over the past decade is symbolic of the broader commercialization of social media spaces. Read More

China’s TV Regulator Moves to Deter Inflated Audience Data

 /  TV  / 
China’s top media regulator on Monday issued new regulations aimed at deterring companies and networks from manipulating their viewership data. Read More

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