Headlines from China: A Look at BAT’s Investments in Entertainment Sector

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Over the past a few years, Chinese tech giants BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent)'s investing strategies interest many. Here we take a look at the three companies' investments in the entertainment sector. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

The Impact of Films and TV on Chinese Outbound Tourism

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Pop culture, movies, and TV have been shown to have a considerable impact on young Chinese travelers. Just as Lost in Thailand did for Thai tourism, and Game of Thrones for Europe, will One Boat, One World be the soft-power push needed to turn the Chinese cruise industry around? Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Hotel Raises $16 Million in Series A Financing

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China’s Film Hotel, a movie-themed hotel chain integrating on-demand theater into hotel rooms, recently raised 100 million yuan ($16 million) in its series A financing led by IDG Capital. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

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Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

Headlines from China: Studio 8 to Adapt Ken Liu’s Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Hidden Girl’ 

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The Hidden Girl, a short science fiction story written by Chinese American author Ken Liu, will be adapted into a thriller by Studio 8. The company acquired the adaptation rights two years ago, and recently hired Ellen Shanman to write the film script. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian Film ‘Hindi Medium’ Won Over China’s Middle Class Moviegoers

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As China continues to develop economically, the relationship between education and social mobility becomes a major social issue concerning every Chinese parent. The anxiety depicted in "Hindi Medium" is something that Chinese people, especially middle-class parents, can strongly relate to. Read More

Headlines from China: How the Looming Trade War Might Influence the Entertainment Sector

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It has been a few weeks since the United States and China started threatening each other with higher tariffs. Although there are no tariffs on entertainment products yet, it's still possible that the looming trade war will influence the entertainment sector. Read More

A New Milestone for Chinese Feature Animation: ‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Arrives in North America

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Twelve years in the making, epic fantasy adventure written, produced and directed by animators Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang is hailed as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry. Read More

Headlines from China: Tensions between US and China are Worrisome Says ‘Pandas’ Producer

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Recently, producer and writer Drew Fellman, who is known for Pandas (2018), Born to Be Wild (2011) and Island of Lemurs: Madagacar (2014), sat down with Xinhua News to talk about his latest documentary Pandas and the current relationship between US and China. Read More