Headlines from China: Tencent Inks Deal With England’s Premier League to Show Soccer Games in China

Tencent Inks Deal With England’s Premier League to Show Soccer Games in China 

After the contract dispute with Chinese local video streaming site PPTV forced the Premier League to quit the local market for a while, the England’s prestigious soccer league finally signed a deal with Internet giant Tencent to play the rest of the season’s games on Tencent’s wide-ranging digital platforms including WeChat, QQ.com and Tencent Video. Considering Tencent’s strong presence in Chinese sports market, the deal will surely bring some reassurances to clubs whose finances were met with strong obstacles this year due to the lockdown and suspension of games. China has been Premier League’s most lucrative emerging market for years. Read more Lanxiong Sports

China’s First Documentary on Overseas Peacekeeping Forces to Debut on Friday

“Travel Blue Defensive Line,” the first-ever Chinese documentary about China’s first peacekeeping infantry battalion will meet with the audiences in theaters on Friday. The documentary was filmed to mark the 30th anniversary of China’s participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations. After five years of filming that started in 2015, the documentary film presents the officers and soldiers of the Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion taking on missions in South Sudan and protecting a local refugee camp. Read more Mtime