The Stars Who Vanished from China’s Live-streaming Galaxy

 /  Streaming  / 
Pay close attention to China’s live-streaming scene, and you’ll notice that several stars vanished in 2018, leaving no trace on the platforms where they used to perform. Read More

TikTok Launches Talent Search Competition in Japan, South Korea

 /  News  / 
Bytedance-owned short video app TikTok launched an in-app talent search program on Friday aimed at discovering independent musicians, starting with those in South Korea and Japan. Read More

Short Video App Kuaishou Launches Youth Control Feature

 /  News  / 
Tencent-backed Kuaishou aunched on Thursday a “youth mode” that restricts underage user access on the platform, following Douyin in creating in-app ecosystems designed specifically for young users. Read More

In China, Paying Others to Play Games for You Is Big Business. Tencent Is Not Amused

 /  Game  / 
If a game is popular enough, it is almost certain that its players will find ways to not play by the rules. Read More

Bytedance Barred from Using WeChat User Information in Douyin, Duoshan

 /  News  / 
Tianjin Binhai New Area People’s Court issued a ruling on Wednesday to stop Bytedance from using user information taken from WeChat and QQ on two of its apps. Read More

Chinese Game Industry to See Consolidation in 2019: Report

 /  Game  / 
A significant number of smaller game developers could put themselves up for sale in 2019 due to regulatory changes, leading to greater industry consolidation, according to a research report from equity firm Tonghai Securities. Read More

Tencent’s ‘Honour of Kings’ Rakes in RMB 7 Billion: Report

 /  Game  / 
Tencent’s hit mobile title “Honour of Kings” brought in approximately RMB 7 billion (just over $1 billion) in February, according to a research report from Japanese investment bank Nomura. Read More

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