My 10 Days on a Chinese Reality Show

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It’s hard to challenge stereotypes when they’re the only thing producers want to see. Read More

Godfrey Gao’s Passing Ignites Debates about Media Industry’s Work Culture

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The death of Godfrey Gao has sparked outrage over working conditions in China’s TV industry, due to its long hours, extreme stunts, and lax safety standards. Read More

China’s Hottest TV Show Right Now is Striving to Provide Space for Mainstream Debate

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"I Can I BB" is more than a debate competition -- it's a forum to organize discussion around topics that preoccupy its huge audience of Chinese millennials. Read More

A Chinese Drama Is Digitally Erasing Its Scandal-Plagued Actors

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The producers of ‘Win the World’ say they’re replacing Fan Bingbing and Gao Yunxiang with stars who have yet to fall from grace. Read More

‘A Little Reunion’ Dives Headlong Into China’s Thorniest Themes

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The popular drama series has been well-received by viewers, who appreciate that it hasn’t shied away from weighty social issues. Read More

China Puts Down ‘Overly Entertaining’ Shows Ahead of Anniversary

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China’s television regulator banned broadcasters from showing any costume or pop idol dramas that are “overly entertaining” in advance of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic on Oct. 1. Read More

China’s Feel Good Hit of the Summer is Bringing Rock Music to New Audiences

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iQIYI reality show 'The Big Band' is finally putting rock music in the mainstream Chinese spotlight. Read More

China Forbids TV Shows From ‘Sensationalizing’ Child Stars

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The treatment of minors on reality TV programs has long faced scrutiny from authorities, media, and netizens. Read More

“Rap of China” Gears Up for Season 3 Despite Waning Interest

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As the global horizon for Chinese rap expands, future prospects for the show that blew it up might be starting to shrink. Read More

TV Drama Highlights Gender Discrimination in Chinese Families

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The popular series “All Is Well” has netizens weighing in on whether all is indeed well for women in China’s modern families. Read More

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