Headlines from China: More Money to be Burned by Chinese Video Platforms in 2018?

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As the online streaming sector has been seeing continual growth in advertising revenue and number of paid users, the leading platforms backed by giant tech companies, such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, seem to be willing to burn more money in 2018 to conquer the market. Read More

Tencent’s China Literature $1.1 Billion IPO Speaks Volumes About Value of IP in China

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In China, a whole new industry chain surrounding online literature IPs is taking form and now involves music, games, TV dramas, and movie production. Tencent, Alibaba, and Baidu have all entered the battle to compete for the best IPs. Read More

Headlines from China: Vampire Movie Returns to Big Screen in China after 5 Years

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The theatrical release of French-Chinese co-production 'Midnight Dreamers' marks the return of vampire movies to Chinese theaters after the China release of 'Twilight' five years ago. Read More

Chinese Video Giants Are Becoming Production Powerhouses

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Chinese video websites have rolled up their sleeves to make original content—from mainstream sitcoms and reality shows to the more niched genres of anime and documentaries.  Read More

As Baidu Retreats, Alibaba and Tencent Battle for Online Ticketing Dominance

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Following online travel services and food delivery, online movie ticket booking has become the latest corner of the O2O (online to offline) market to see consolidation after years of cutthroat price wars. Read More

TCB in RMB: Yang Mi’s Studio Jiangxing Media Raises $37 million

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Jiangxing Media, partially owned by Chinese actress Yang Mi, announced it has secured RMB 250 million ($36.8 million) worth of new shares from Zhejiang-based Perfect World Investment & Holding Group on the New Third Board, China’s stock market for start-ups. Read More

10 of the Best Performing Chinese Tech Companies in Q1

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Major listed Chinese tech firms have released their latest quarterly results, and most of them delivered strong performances. Here’s a roundup of some of the top performers, including BAT, JD, Weibo, and Momo. Read More

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

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An article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities, sums up the change that is happening with China IP protection and enforcement. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

TCB In RMB: Paramount, Short Films, Streaming Music, Celebrity Investment

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Thursday, the Shenzhen Exchange wrote to Shanxi Meijin Energy, inquiring about a joint fund it had announced that included a $100 million investment from superstar actor Chen Kun. The letter expressed concern over Chen’s inexperience in professional investment institutions, as well as his apparent unfamiliarity with the areas in which the fund was targeted to invest. Read More