Building the Industry Behind China’s Unbelievable TV Shows

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s television industry is a billion-dollar business, especially with the explosive growth of online streaming sites. Read More

Director of Gangster Movie on Trial for Threatening Promoter

 /  News  / 
Suspects accused of using GPS device and hidden camera to intimidate advertising agency that turned down rights deal. Read More

Chinese Documentary on WWII Sex Slaves Shows How They Live Now

 /  News  / 
Amid ongoing international disputes surrounding Japan’s wartime atrocities, director Guo Ke says he wanted to steer clear of sensationalism. Read More

Why This Tibetan Director Refuses to Romanticize His Homeland

 /  People  / 
Celebrated filmmaker Pema Tseden talks about why he refuses to romanticize his homeland in his pioneering Tibetan-language movies. Read More

Video-Streaming Site Bilibili Surprises Viewers by Taking Almost All Foreign Films Offline

 /  News  / 
Bilibili, one of the most popular Chinese video-sharing sites, has taken a large number of TV shows and movies offline since Wednesday, to the dismay of its millions of young users. Read More

Remake of Japanese Drama Not Chinese Enough, Say Fans

 /  News  / 
The Chinese remake of a hit Japanese television series set in an overnight diner has failed to sate Chinese viewers, many of whom complain that the show lacks local flavor. Read More

China’s Millennials Turn Anti-Graft TV Show Into Gay Fan Fiction

 /  News  / 
The unlikely object of fan affection is Li Dakang, the fictional middle-aged Party secretary who stands out in early episodes because of his obsession with provincial economic growth. Read More

The Tax Man Cometh for China’s Wealthy Net Celebs

 /  Legal  / 
The tax bureau of Beijing’s Chaoyang District has urged one unidentified live-streaming platform to pay back taxes of RMB 60 million (US$8.7 million), Beijing Youth Daily reported Monday. Read More

Web Celeb Detained for Redirecting Fans’ Calls to Police Hotline

 /  News  / 
A Chinese internet celebrity recently found out that fame has its price — especially when your phone number is leaked to millions of idolatrous fans. Read More

Foreigners Barred from Live-Streaming on Chinese Apps

 /  News  / 
Multiple foreign users have received suspension notices from major live-streaming apps, including Blued, China’s most popular gay social networking app, and Yizhibo, which is backed by microblog platform Weibo. Read More

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