Video Site YY Streams Into Southeast Asia With Bigo Deal

 /  News  / 
YY Inc., one of China’s biggest livestreaming platforms, announced a further $272 million investment in its Singaporean cousin, Bigo Inc., which enjoys an established presence in Southeast Asia and a foothold in South Asia and the Middle East. Read More

Headlines from China: Even Poor-quality Animated Films Profit on China’s Children’s Day

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In recent years, taking children to the movies to celebrate Children's Day has become a trend in China. However, the quality of the movies is not Chinese parents' major consideration. Read More

Contemporary Chinese Revolutionary Spy-themed TV Serials and Their Uses

 /  Opinion  / 
As a recognized TV drama subgenre, the revolutionary spy-themed TV serial is unique within the contemporary Chinese media-sphere. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look at 2018 Summer Movies in China 

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The overall quality of this year's summer films in China is thrilling. Imported Hollywood movies will hit the cinema in June, while in July and August, domestic films will overwhelmingly dominate the cinemas due to the annual summer blackout period. Read More

Douyin Rival Acquires Anime And Video Sharing Platform Acfun

 /  Money  / 
Douyin rival, short video sharing and live streaming platform Kuaishou (快手), has 100% acquired Acfun (A站), a platform for ACG (anime, comics, and gaming) fans. Read More

Headlines from China: How Celebrities Avoid Taxes in China

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As the recent tax evasion probe sparked by Fan Bingbing's contract leak makes the headlines, more strategies Chinese celebrities use to avoid high taxes are discussed in this article. Read More

The New Filmmakers Redefining Chinese Independent Cinema

 /  Opinion  / 
Up-and-coming directors are eschewing epic documentaries about a changing society in favor of sensitive examinations of the self. Read More

China’s Disaster Artist Lashes Out Over Bad Reviews

 /  People  / 
In an open letter written in strong rhetoric reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, the 39-year-old director defended his movie, “Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz,” and urged the China Film Bureau to crack down on “the gangster of internet reviews,” as he described Chinese movie review site Douban. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Sports Film Become a Popular Genre in China? 

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Over the past five years, sports films had a hard time gaining popularity in China. Yet the success of Indian sports drama "Dangal" seems to have reignited Chinese filmmakers' interest in this genre. Read More

Sexy Dancing, Smoking and Secret Events: How Do You Monitor Live Streaming?

 /  Technology  / 
Updates to the monitoring system of Chinese tech firm Tuputech now allow for real-time scrutiny of video such as live streaming. Partners in the industry speaking at the launch event for Tuputech 2.0 talked about how it could help them be even stricter than current government regulations call for. Read More

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