China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

Video Streaming Site Youku Sues Toutiao for Illegally Distributing Wolf Warriors 2

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Youku, a leading video streaming service owned by Alibaba, is suing online content aggregator Toutiao (in Chinese) and video platform Yuncheng Sunshine Media (our translation; 运城阳光传媒 in Chinese) for distributing the movie Wolf Warriors 2. Read More

Chinese Authorities to Reinforce Inspection over Games “Distorting History”

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Authorities in several provinces in China are reportedly reinforcing inspection over online games which distort history and spread explicit content, as reported by state media Xinhua. Read More

China’s New Rules Targeting ‘Inappropriate’ Online Games Send NetEase’s Shares Down

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China’s leading internet portal and gaming company NetEase saw its shares drop by 3.23% on NASDAQ on Thursday US time after Xinhua reported that the government plans to clean up “illegal” and “inappropriate” online games. Read More

Video Sharing App Kuaishou Rumored to Raise New Funding with Valuation at $15 billion

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China’s leading short social video and photo sharing app Kuaishou is rumored to launch a new round of funding with the estimated valuation at $15 billion, according to the self-media “Kaiqi.” Read More

Meet Pinta Studios: Turning VR Content into Money-making IP

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With the Venice International Film Festival kicking off this week, Pinta Studios is showcasing its latest Virtual Reality (VR) animated film 'The Dream Collector' in competition with other 21 VR works from around the world. Read More

This Chinese Film Studio is Showing the Potential of VR Content

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Despite some noise surrounding the future of China’s VR development, this Beijing-based VR film startup last month made its way to the Venice International Film Festival with its seven-minute long sci-fi animation. Read More


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