Alibaba Props up Its Gaming Unit by Acquiring Rights to Travel Frog

 /  Game  / 
Alibaba is serious about challenging Tencent and NetEase in the gaming arena and Travel Frog is another step in that direction. Read More

Confessions of a China Live Streamer

 /  People  / 
Having garnered a huge audience streaming on Momo, Yizhibo, Meipai, and Huajiao, Lauren Hallanan has the first-hand insights into China's live streaming sector. Read More

China’s Movie Makers Are Leveraging iQiyi’s Data to Make the Next Blockbuster

 /  Interview  / 
Access to audience data is transforming the film industry in China. As leading online video platform iQiyi announced its $2.4 billion Nasdaq IPO filing, we spoke to screenwriters and producers who work with iQiyi to understand the changes to the industry. Read More

Is Douyin the Right Social Video Platform for Luxury Brands?

 /  Technology  / 
Over the past couple of months there’s been a lot of hype about Chinese short video social site Douyin. The app, launched in September 2016, growing to over 100 million users within a year, becoming the number two ranked app overall in the Apple Chinese App store, and reaching first in the video/photo category. Read More

Previs in China: Evolution or Revolution?

 /  Technology  / 
Does the Middle Kingdom’s growing use of quality previsualization efforts portend greater VFX-heavy film success to come? Read More

Tencent Report 2018: A Short Introduction to Asia’s Most Important and Least Understood Company

 /  Technology  / 
This short report aims to layout the basics of Tencent’s structure and some detail on their higher management and financials. Read More

Boy-Coin: The World’s First Fan-Made Cryptocurrency

 /  News  / 
A new cryptocurrency targeting fans of teen boy band TFBoys took Chinese social media by storm over the weekend, but the pop trio’s agency has denied having any affiliation with the project. Read More

China Moves against Anime on Streaming Sites

 /  Animations  / 
The Ministry of Culture has begun investigating platforms that post inappropriate anime videos on the internet. The clean-up aims to protect underage children from anime videos that are deemed too bloody and violent. This time, the crackdown seems to direct toward mainstream online video platforms like iQiyi. Read More

Gaming the System? Foreign Access to China’s Online Gaming Industry

 /  Game  / 
Online gaming in China is subject to the same overall regulatory framework that applies to software as a service (SaaS) in China. Read More