Reality TV Goes Viral for All the Wrong Reasons as Star Picks Endangered Flower

 /  TV  / 
In the latest episode of the television series “Go Fighting,” a Chinese reality show promoting customs and cultures of Western China, a celebrity picks a flower in the wilds of Tibet, only for netizens to later point out it was an endangered plant, arousing criticism from environmentalists. Read More

Medical Drama Salutes Pandemic Heroes but Stirs Sexism Debate

 /  TV  / 
So far only two episodes have been broadcast but the show has drawn criticism due to “factual inaccuracies”, not least in regards to the gender balance of the “heroes”. Read More

Profits Tumble at Listed Chinese Cable Network Companies Despite Lockdown

 /  News  / 
China's cable television networks were already close to the brink as people ditched old fashioned TV in favor of disruptive new services. Read More

U.K.’s Premier League Ends China Soccer Coverage Agreements

 /  News  / 
The U.K.’s Premier League terminated a 650 million pound ($861.6 million) agreement for the broadcast of English soccer matches in China amid growing political tension between the two countries. Read More

Netflix to Bring Chinese Sci-Fi’s ‘Three-Body’ Trilogy to Life

 /  Film  / 
Many sci-fi fans in China say they’re looking forward to a top-notch production, but some doubt whether the American streaming giant can do the famously abstract books justice. Read More

Hunan TV Slammed for ‘Male Gaze’ Camerawork

 /  Celebrity  / 
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

Series Sheds Light on China’s Dodgy Internet Addiction Schools

 /  Game  / 
Yang Yongxin and his infamous school for treating internet addiction have been incorporated into the new online series “CrossFire” as a reminder of the Chinese esports community’s traumatic history. Read More

‘Middle-Aged’ Celebs Are Vying to Become China’s Next Girl Group

 /  Opinion  / 
Some viewers praise “Sisters Who Make Waves” for being inclusive, while others say the show does little to address the real issues older women in China’s entertainment industry face. Read More

Debuting to Rave Reviews, Chinese Drama ‘The Bad Kids’ Cuts Deep

 /  Streaming  / 
Directed by a former punk rocker, the wildly popular psychological thriller is driven by complex characters, including three children who inadvertently film a cold-blooded murder. Read More

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