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

Is ‘Beijing Women’s Manual’ Realistic About Sexism and the City?

 /  News  / 
Critics say Chinese TV remake depicts its heroine as master of none and mistress of all. Read More

In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon

 /  News  / 
Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More

China’s Museums Are Twisting the Truth to Chase TV Ratings

 /  News  / 
The surging popularity of the country’s history shows is making accuracy a thing of the past. Read More

Animated Film ‘Dahufa’ Entices Audiences with Content Warning

 /  News  / 
In “Dahufa,” a warrior goes on a quest to save his prince from a dystopian society, but the violent animated movie mostly stands out for being the first Chinese film to administer its own rating. Read More

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