Dance Dance Arbitration: Why China’s Idols Want Out of Their Deals

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A recent spate of contract disputes has cast a spotlight on one-sided contracts and cutthroat competition in the country’s idol industry. Read More

Chinese Web Celebs Appointed to Party-Backed Youth Organization

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To the surprise of many online observers, pastoral life vlogger Li Ziqi and commercial livestreamer Wei Ya have been included among the All-China Youth Federation’s current cohort of 1,375 members. Read More

Hunan TV Slammed for ‘Male Gaze’ Camerawork

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One of China’s largest state-owned television networks has been lambasted for portraying women in a “salacious” manner during a musical gala program Tuesday. Read More

Chinese Rapper’s Viral Post Sheds Light on ‘Workplace PUA’

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After Yamy called out the head of her agency for constantly manipulating and belittling her, thousands have come forward with stories about their own horrible bosses. Read More

Mango TV Shines on Unconventional Reality Show

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Mango TV, the online video platform affiliated with Hunan Broadcasting System, launched the reality talent show whose Chinese name translates to “Sisters Who Brave Winds and Waves.” The first episode has received 400 million views so far and sparked a rally for shares of Mango Excellent Media Co. Ltd., operator of Mango TV. Read More

With Drug Charge, Chinese Comedian’s Career Could Go Up in Smoke

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The 25-year-old’s agency has apologized on social media and announced the indefinite suspension of his projects. Read More

Chinese Actor Schooled for Sexist Parenting Book

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Guo Tao may have won millions of hearts with his acting chops, but recent revelations of chauvinistic chapters from his parenting book have made the popular Chinese actor the brunt of angry fans’ backlash. Read More

Boosted by “Consumption Quotas,” Single Shatters Sales Records

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Fans of Chinese pop star Xiao Zhan are feeling conflicted this week. They’re excited because their idol’s newly released single has broken all-time sales records, but they’re also smarting from criticism over the role they’ve played in the song’s success. Read More

Victoria’s Secret China Ambassador Sparks Discussion on Changing Beauty Norms

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Supporters say the choice of not-particularly-curvy actor Zhou Dongyu is a welcome departure from the lingerie label’s usual nonrepresentative models and spokeswomen. Read More

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