After Outcry, Weibo Does U-Turn on Gay Content Ban

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Twitter-like Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo on Monday reversed its decision to target gay topics in its latest “content clearance” campaign, after millions protested online and official media outlets endorsed tolerance. Read More

Headlines from China: Celina Jade to Star in Mahua Funage’s New Film

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American-Hong Kong actress Celina Jade, who is best known for starring in the 2017 blockbuster "Wolf Warrior 2," has joined Mahua Funage's new film "Hello, Mrs. Money" as Mrs. Money. Read More

Weibo’s Purge of Gay-themed Content Sparks Online Outrage

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Chinese popular social networking platform Weibo announced that they would remove gay-themed contents from its platform, prompting a storm of online protests. Read More

‘Annihilation’ Debuts in China With Content Warning

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Hollywood sci-fi horror movie “Annihilation” premiered at Chinese mainland cinemas on Friday as the second film to be given a mandatory age restriction warning — suggesting the country may be closer to instituting a rating system. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Lost in Thailand’ Sentenced to a Fine of 5 Million RMB for Unfair Competition

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Lost in Thailand, a hit Chinese comedy directed by Xu Zheng, has been sentenced by The Supreme People's Court of PRC to a fine of 5 million yuan ($796,000) for unfair competition. The film was released in 2012 and went on to make over $20 million at the Chinese box office. Read More

China Online Gaming: Trademark and Copyright and Patent Protections

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China presents a wealth of opportunities for foreign gaming companies, but (and this is true of pretty much every IP-laden industry), it also presents substantial risks. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at BAT’s Investments in Entertainment Sector

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Over the past a few years, Chinese tech giants BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent)'s investing strategies interest many. Here we take a look at the three companies' investments in the entertainment sector. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

The Impact of Films and TV on Chinese Outbound Tourism

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Pop culture, movies, and TV have been shown to have a considerable impact on young Chinese travelers. Just as Lost in Thailand did for Thai tourism, and Game of Thrones for Europe, will One Boat, One World be the soft-power push needed to turn the Chinese cruise industry around? Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Film Hotel Raises $16 Million in Series A Financing

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China’s Film Hotel, a movie-themed hotel chain integrating on-demand theater into hotel rooms, recently raised 100 million yuan ($16 million) in its series A financing led by IDG Capital. Read More

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