Headlines from China: Bytedance’s Video Platforms to Stream Chinese New Year Film ‘Lost in Russia’ for Free

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The news came as a pleasant surprise to many Chinese audiences while movie theaters are angered. Read More

Short-Video App Kuaishou Takes on China’s Tech Giants for the Lunar New Year

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Over the past five years, China’s Spring Festival holiday has become a battleground among the country’s biggest internet companies, and as new technologies such as short video become increasingly popular, the fronts are shifting. Read More

Video App Douyin Shatters Some Stereotypes About Its Enormous User Base

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Short video app Douyin has passed 400 million daily active users, its operator announced Sunday in a visual report that includes previously undisclosed insights on the app’s domestic users and the types of videos they view and create. Read More

Bytedance’s Douyin Reaches 400 Million Users

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin has surpassed 400 million daily active users (DAU), according to its 2019 annual report released on Sunday. Read More

Headlines from China: BBC Series ‘Dracula’ to Stream in China and on Netflix Simultaneously

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BBC's 2020 drama series Dracula will premiere on Netflix and Chinese streaming platform Xigua Video (a ByteDance subsidiary) simultaneously on January 4. Read More

Online Content Rules Leave Platforms Holding The Bag

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Regulators are circling online content platforms and their vetting procedures, which suffer from inattention and lack of support. Read More

Bytedance Forms Venture with Chinese State Media Group

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The newly formed company will focus on short video licensing rights. Read More

TikTok Leader to Meet US Lawmakers in Washington

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The planned trip will be Zhu’s first known visit to Capitol Hill. Read More

Bytedance Overtakes Baidu, Tencent in H1 Digital Ad Revenue

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Brands are increasingly shifting budget to short video apps, which are outperforming other internet platforms. Read More

CBI News Wrap: Singles’ Day Prep, Coke’s Music Play

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Marketing efforts ahead of this year’s Singles' Day shopping extravaganza are in full swing, with China’s big e-commerce platforms and brands collaborating to hype sales ahead of the big day.  Read More