Chinese Game Live Streaming IPO Shows Speed of Development in the Industry

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Game streaming in China, along with other sectors of live streaming, is a fast-growing industry. Research report shows that China is currently the world’s largest gaming market. In 2017, the country had 646 million gamers and its numbers are estimated to grow to 917 million in 2022. Read More

TCB in RMB: HS Entertainment Group plans for IPO

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HS Entertainment Group, a film and TV show production and distribution firm that produced Chinese actress-turned-director Zhao Wei’s "So Young," is aiming to raise RMB 900 million through the second-board market. Read More

How ‘Bojack Horseman’ Became a Voice for a Generation of Disenfranchised Chinese

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Previously referred to as diǎosī (屌丝), the outlook of China's "losers" is characterized by "funeral (丧 sāng) culture" that sums up their bleak perspective on life. And when it comes to funeral culture, one television show stands above them all: "Bojack Horseman." Read More

TCB in RMB: Great Wall Buys Gu Changwei’s Premiere Age

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Some big deals in film and television in our weekly wrap of China entertainment investment and M&A activity. Read More

Legal Protections for Sports Broadcasts in China Conference, Beijing, June 23

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On Friday June 23, in collaboration with the National Copyright Administration of China, the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be putting on a one-day conference on legal protections for sports broadcasts. Read More

Remake of Japanese Drama Not Chinese Enough, Say Fans

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The Chinese remake of a hit Japanese television series set in an overnight diner has failed to sate Chinese viewers, many of whom complain that the show lacks local flavor. Read More

2nd Annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference Set for June 21 in Beijing

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China Law Blog is organizing the second annual China-US Entertainment Law Conference on June 21 in Beijing. Read More

Panda TV Gets 1 Billion RMB Series B Funding Round

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Panda TV (熊猫直播), a Shanghai-based game streaming website, has raised RMB 1 billion in series B funding (in Chinese) led by Industrial Innovation Capital Management (兴业证券兴证资本), causing a stir in the sector. Read More

Angelababy Notably Absent from Dior Show

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When Christian Dior’s womenswear designer Maria Grazia Chiuri debuted her first cruise collection, themed “Dior Sauvage,” notably absent from the festivities on May 11 was the brand’s newly appointed China ambassador Angelababy. Read More

Why Today’s Chinese TV Dramas Are Insulting to Women

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Recently, the TV drama In the Name of the People has drawn positive responses from viewers and critics alike. However, the show is not immune to criticism. In fact, the program’s depictions of women are much narrower than their fully formed, three-dimensional male counterparts. Read More