Short Seller Accuses IQiyi of Revenue Fraud

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A short seller firm has accused Chinese video-streaming platform Iqiyi of reporting inflated revenue figures and user numbers in 2019, following just days after US-listed Luckin Coffee’s explosive revenue fraud disclosure on Thursday. Read More

China to Allow Foreign Streaming Services? Not so Fast.

 /  Legal  / 
On closer examination, though, all that happened was that the Beijing Municipal Government had issued a release mentioning a plan to allow foreign investment into VPN services as part of some sort of limited pilot scheme. Read More

Is China Future Fertile Ground for Celebrity “Disgrace Insurance”?

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SpottedRisk offers “disgrace insurance” for Western entertainment companies and commercial brands. Will this ever catch on in China? Read More

China’s Entertainment Trends and Challenges: A San Francisco Summit on June 28, 2019

 /  Legal  / 
The panel will focus on how recent regulatory changes in China are affecting Hollywood and the media and entertainment sectors in China. Read More

Sealing the Deal: CFI Interview with Entertainment Attorney Tom Ara

 /  Interview  / 
CFI recently sat down with US-Asia Institute Trustee and seasoned entertainment attorney Tom Ara and gained valuable insights on the role he plays in industry transactions between the U.S. and China Read More

Bytedance Says Court Overstepped on ‘Honour of Kings’ Content Ban

 /  Legal  / 
This is the ninth ban in seven months that Tencent has requested against Bytedance that seeks to remove content related to Tencent’s games from Bytedance apps, with six of the nine lawsuits filed in May alone. Read More

Fake News: The China Trademark Version

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A recent article on Cult of Mac, Apple pulls popular iOS game after Chinese company steals its name, is as inaccurate about China as anything I’ve seen in a long time, combining ignorance, sloppiness, and an anti-China bias. Read More

China Proposes First Amendments to Outdated Copyright Law in Nearly a Decade

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China’s Copyright Law is set to see a new round of revisions this year — the first amendments to the 29-year-old law since 2010. Read More

Fan Bing Bing’s International Business Lesson, Part 2

 /  Legal  / 
Like pretty much everyone on this planet I’m a Fan Bing Bing fan. That partially explains why this is my second post on her. But really, more than anything, I view her situation as salubrious for those who conduct business internationally. Read More