Lawyer Sues Beijing TV for Making Fun of Henan Province

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Henan in central China is the butt of everyone’s jokes. Others around the country look down on Henan as the home of liars, lunatics, and thieves who will even steal the covers off manholes. Now, one Henanese lawyer has had enough. Read More

The Shallow, Implausible Women Flooding Chinese TV Dramas

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While a whole host of "Mary Sues" remains confined to the web in America, across the Pacific they are making the leap from internet fan fiction communities to Chinese TV and cinema screens — and viewers are lapping it up. Read More

US Football Popularity Peaks in China as Super Bowl Watched by Record 7.5M Viewers

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Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing's Super Bowl commercial for the popular empire-building video game Evony happened to cause a bigger sensation than the game itself on Chinese media. Read More

Lip-Syncing, Sexism Dominate Spring Festival Gala Criticism

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The world’s most watched broadcast has been losing viewers for years, and the 2017 edition didn’t win any back. Year in year out, the Spring Festival Gala hosted by China’s state broadcaster CCTV is a chance for the country’s ruling Communist Party to stoke patriotic sentiment, praise ethnic unity, and flex military muscle. It’s also Read More