China Founds Trademark Office to Protect Domestic Brands

 /  News  / 
The new office shows China is serious about protecting trademark — at least where its own companies are concerned. Read More

Binge-watching, China Style

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Shows like “Story of Yanxi Palace” empower Chinese viewers frustrated with their own lives, if only for the length of an episode. Read More

Why Chinese Audiences May Not Go Crazy for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

 /  Opinion  / 
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a hit, but its portrayal of Chinese culture may not resonate with audiences from the Chinese mainland. Read More

Daniel Zhang: The New Face of Alibaba

 /  News  / 
Jack Ma lauds his successor as a ‘next-generation leader,’ but many say Zhang has big shoes to fill. Read More

Winners and Chicken Dinners: Inside a Shanghai Esports House

 /  News  / 
PUBG, OMG, and four gamers vying for $2 million in Berlin. Read More

Telling Ambiguous, Ambitious Gay Stories in China

 /  News  / 
For one young Beijing filmmaker, enjoying the freedom of campus life means making as many queer films as he can. Read More

How Foreign Viral Video Stars in China Are Defying Stereotypes

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Young foreigners are finding popularity online by putting their experiences in China front and center. Read More

Douyin Rival Acquires Anime And Video Sharing Platform Acfun

 /  Money  / 
Douyin rival, short video sharing and live streaming platform Kuaishou (快手), has 100% acquired Acfun (A站), a platform for ACG (anime, comics, and gaming) fans. Read More

Everything’s a Joke for China’s Goddess of Gags

 /  Celebrity  / 
At a white-walled photo studio, China’s queen of stand-up comedy is struggling to keep a straight face. With eyelids coated in glitter and hair styled into waves, Wang Siwen looks every bit like she belongs on the glossy pages of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar China. Read More

The Popular TV Shows Taking Chinese Soft Power Abroad

 /  News  / 
Overseas episodes of much-loved programs are increasingly aligning with the national government’s development goals. Read More

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