The Underground Artists Giving China Comic Relief

 /  Animations  / 
From instant noodle monsters to sad seals, China’s indie artists are using their imagination to represent real life. Read More

Meet China’s Latest Unlikely Gay Icon

 /  Celebrity  / 
Tanned, curvy, glamorous, and “old” by idol standards at 25, the Shanghainese talent show contestant has taken China’s social media by storm. In particular, Wang has secured a firm fan base of gay men and feminists through her stint on “Produce 101.” Read More

Avengers Fans Assemble, Demand Apology From Marvel China

 /  News  / 
Furious fans are waging a social media war against the Marvel China promotion team for what they described as an unprofessional, embarrassing, and shambolic event on Thursday. Read More

‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

 /  News  / 
Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

China’s Revamp of Broadcasting Systems Pushes Soft Power, Hard

 /  News  / 
Institutional reform will combine state broadcasters into Voice of China, slated to be supervised by the Party’s publicity department. Read More

China’s Idol Groups: How to Organize Fans and Adulate People

 /  Celebrity  / 
China is home to hundreds of fan clubs, which put on events, buy products, or even donate to charity in the name of their idols. In China, the fan industry is now worth billions of yuan — and is expected to reach 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) by 2020. Read More

Boy Band Boot Camp Bears Uncanny Resemblance to Hit K-Pop Show

 /  News  / 
iQIYI’s new online talent show ‘Idol Producer’ has won fans despite plagiarism allegations. Read More

Chinese Documentary Explores Relationship Between Humans and Nature

 /  News  / 
Experimental documentary by filmmaker Ning Jiawei dives into the complex relationship between humans and nature. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

 /  News  / 
“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

Chinese Comics App Raises $177 Million in Investment

 /  News  / 
One of China’s most popular mobile apps for reading comics, Kuaikan Manhua, announced Friday that it had completed a Series D financing round totaling $177 million — the largest investment to date for the country’s booming comics industry. Read More

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