Headlines from China: Indian-Chinese Co-production Makes Economic Sense Says Chinese Official

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After "Dangal" became a smash hit last year, "Secret Superstar" blazes new trail for Indian cinema in China as the first revenue-sharing import. What’s on the horizon is the first Indian-Chinese co-production "The Zookeeper," which will be directed by the director of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" Kabir Khan. Read More

YY’s E-sports Video Streaming Arm Huya Files for US IPO

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Chinese live streaming company YY is planning to spin off its gaming streaming unit Huya for an independent IPO. The company has submitted a draft registration statement on a confidential basis to the US Securities and Exchange Committee for a possible listing in the US market. Read More

Headlines From China: Cultural And Entertainment Industry Trends In 2018

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With China’s "two sessions," the annual meetings of the national legislature and the top political advisory body opening in Beijing, and showbiz veterans attending the meetings, a few trends have emerged that will likely affect the Chinese cultural and entertainment industry this year. Read More

Short Video App Caught Red-handed Stealing Content

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Qihoo 360’s new video streaming platform Kuaishipin (快视频 translated roughly to ‘fast video’) issued an official apology on Weibo to Bilibili creators today over the recent content theft allegations. Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

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With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

Are the Good Times Over? Video Site AcFun Goes Offline (Again)

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First and formerly foremost ACG (anime, comic, games) video site, AcFun, has gone offline again following rumors that it was struggling to pay the bills. Read More

Headlines from China: Bilibili Getting Ready for US IPO with Cornerstone Investments

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Although Bilibili is a leading video site in China, most people in the west are unfamiliar with this brand. By securing cornerstone investments, Bilibili hopes to increase American investors' confidence in the company. Read More

Free Time in Smaller Cities behind Rapid Growth in China’s Entertainment Market

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These young souls are not as tempted by the urban glamor as many would expect, and part of it might be because the country’s tech giants have kept them well entertained and contented. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Jackie’ Scores China Release Date

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American biographical drama film ‘Jackie’ has been scheduled to release across China on January 19. Chinese company Bliss Media is one of the producers of the film. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

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“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More