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

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

Headlines from China: Lou Ye’s ‘The Shadow Play’ to Release on Schedule Despite Cancellation Rumor

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Recently, rumors were circulated on the internet that the upcoming theatrical release of Lou Ye’s film The Shadow Play had been cancelled.  Read More

Short Video App Kuaishou Launches Youth Control Feature

 /  News  / 
Tencent-backed Kuaishou aunched on Thursday a “youth mode” that restricts underage user access on the platform, following Douyin in creating in-app ecosystems designed specifically for young users. Read More

Headlines from China: Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum to Release in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Lebanese film Capernaum, which is directed by female filmmaker Nadine Labaki, has been confirmed to release in China. Read More

Costume Dramas (Almost) Banned on the Chinese Internet

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
2018 was tough enough for China's film-television industry — this second strike could kill a lot of production companies. Read More

In China, Paying Others to Play Games for You Is Big Business. Tencent Is Not Amused

 /  Game  / 
If a game is popular enough, it is almost certain that its players will find ways to not play by the rules. Read More

Headlines from China: Video Platform iQiyi Aims to Raise $1.05 Billion in Convertible Bonds

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Baidu-backed Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi announced on Tuesday that the company was looking to raise $1.05 billion in convertible bonds. Read More

How TikTok’s Cross-Dressing Stars Turn Femininity Into a Joke

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
While the platform’s vloggers may appear to share intimate details of their lives to connect with fans and build an audience, it’d be more accurate to say that TikTok is a manufacturer of social sentiments. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Pictures to Promote James Cameron’s ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ in China

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Tencent Pictures co-financed and co-produced Terminator: Dark Fate, which is a trilogy of stories. For its theatrical release in China, Tencent Pictures will provide marketing support. Read More

How Chinese Youth Are Finding Depth in the Two-Dimensional World

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Young Chinese may be dazzled by the color and lines of Japanese-influenced manga, anime, and games, but it’s the three-dimensional relationships that draw them in. Read More

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