Tencent and Baidu Make Strides into Already-crowded Short Video Market

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Kuaishou and Douyin may currently be among the frontrunners in China’s short video streaming industry, but new entrant apps from Tencent and Baidu are hoping to challenge their dominance. 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

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

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

iQiyi Reveals User Numbers and Net Loss Since Inception in IPO Filing

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iQiyi (爱奇艺), the Chinese entertainment company famous for its video streaming service filed for an initial public offering in the US. In the filing, iQiyi stated that “We have had a net loss since its inception and may continue to suffer losses in the future.” Read More

Headlines from China: Six Facts About China’s Small-Town Moviegoers

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100 youngsters from small-town China have been interviewed about their favorite movies and moviegoing habits, and here are the findings. Read More

Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

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The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Deals Slide in China’s Technology, Media and Telecom Sector

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Mergers and acquisitions in China’s technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector dropped in 2017, according to a new report. Read More

Baidu’s iQiyi said to have filed for $1 billion US IPO

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China’s popular video streaming service, iQiyi, has filed confidentially for US IPO according to IFR. Sources familiar with the plans said the company is looking to raise $1 billion by the end of Q1 or early Q2 of 2018. Read More

Teen Stars and Red Films: What China Baidu-Searched in 2017

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Here are some of the top searches from Baidu, providing insight into what had Chinese netizens in stitches, gnashing their teeth, or reaching for tissues over the past year. Read More