Binge-watching, China Style

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Shows like “Story of Yanxi Palace” empower Chinese viewers frustrated with their own lives, if only for the length of an episode. Read More

China’s State News Agency Mocks ‘Sissy Pants’ Male Idols

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State news agency’s editorial board says China will never become the nation it aspires to be as long as it indulges feminized masculinity. Read More

A Tale of Two Millennials: India and China

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Chinese millennials can’t use the Worldwide Web thanks to their country’s internet firewall, all while Indian millennials wander through the same social media and entertainment platforms the rest of the world enjoys: Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and more. But that doesn’t mean Chinese millennials aren’t aware of what’s going on in the world. Read More

The China-US Trade War. It’s All Good Inside China!

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Why is this happening and how long will it continue and what should you as an American company doing business in China or seeking to do business in China do? Read More

NARS Cosmetics Faces PR Nightmare in China After Hosting Weed-Smoking Actor

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Nars Cosmetics is facing a severe backlash in China following its invitation to a Taiwanese actor infamous for a 2014 drug bust to the beauty brand’s recent new product launch. Read More

How Foreign Viral Video Stars in China Are Defying Stereotypes

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Young foreigners are finding popularity online by putting their experiences in China front and center. Read More

China’s Social Media Militia Engage on Command

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In recent years, the entertainment industry has become water armies' main battleground, where celebrity agencies and die-hard fans are willing to shell out millions of yuan to generate buzz. Read More

Looking Back to Look Ahead: National Identity at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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The China Central Television and NBC presentations of Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics illustrate the clashing narratives about China. Read More

Headlines From China: What’s Special About The Chinese New Year Gala?

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Staged live on every Chinese New Year's Eve, the Chinese New Year Gala’s long-lived success can be attributed to the fact that it has become a ritual and tradition for many to watch the show on Chinese New Year's eve. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More