Headlines from China: Sina Corp., Owner of China’s Largest Social Media Platform Weibo, Receives Go-private Proposal 

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After 20 years on Nasdaq, China’s Sina Corporation is planning to delist from the US stock exchange amid the growing US-China tension. The company has received a go-private proposal from an entity led by the company's chairman and CEO Charles Chao. Read More

Sequoia China Leads Nearly $100m Round in Storytelling App Kuaidian

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Kuaidian, a Chinese storytelling mobile app that offers an immersive experience through dialogue-based, text-message reading format, has closed nearly $100 million in a Series C round of financing led by Sequoia Capital China. Read More

Headlines from China: Shanghai to Issue Subsidies to Help Cinemas Tide Over Pandemic Closures

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On Monday, the annual China Film Directors’ Guild Awards announced a preliminary list of 25 selected films to compete for this year’s awards in six categories, including the best director, film, actor, actress, emerging director and screenwriter of the year. Read More

Tencent’s PUBG Mobile Game Hits $3 Billion Milestone

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Chinese gaming giant Tencent has hit a new milestone with its hugely popular battle royale title “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG Mobile) doubling its lifetime revenue to more than $3 billion in just over seven months. Read More

‘Sisters’ Act: The Hollow Feminism of China’s Hottest New Show

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Between progressive politics and drama, producers will always choose the latter. But that doesn’t mean the show isn’t worth watching. Read More

Headlines from China: Hit Web Thriller ‘The Bad Kids’ Brings Tourism Boom to an Unknown City in Southwestern China

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Zhanjiang City, located in the southwestern corner of Guangdong Province, is used to be a relatively unknown city on the map for holiday travelers. Now hundreds of thousands of tourists are flocking into the city after they have seen the hit web drama “The Bad Kids”. Read More

Tencent Plays in U.S. With California Game Studio Launch

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Tech giant Tencent has opened a new studio in California to develop and publish top-notch games as it seeks to move beyond its home China market. Read More

Headlines from China: Shanghai International Film Festival Festival Could Happen in Late July, Talks Ongoing While Stock Price Surges

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Multiple news agencies have reported that the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival could take place from July 18 to July 27, but sources close to the organization insisted that they are still talking with the government to get permission to host public film screenings. Read More

Headlines from China: Idol Competition Reality Show ‘Chuang 2020’ Warps With Lukewarm Reception

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Idol competition reality TV show “Chuang 2020”, the third season of the phenomenal reality show “Producer 101” that inaugurated China’s idol business in 2018, just wraps its final episode last Saturday. Read More

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

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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


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