Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

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Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

Tencent Megahit ‘Honor of Kings’ Becomes World’s Top Grossing Game

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Tencent Tech is reporting that blockbuster multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game "Honour of Kings" has overtaken "Monster Strike" this May to become the world’s highest-grossing (in Chinese) game across platforms, according to data released by App Annie. 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

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

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

VP of TV Unit Takes over as CEO of Leshi, YT Jia to Remain Chairman

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Jia Yueting, the legendary Chinese corporate leader, will step down as CEO of Leshi Internet Information & Technology Corp Beijing. Read More

Four Culture and Globalization Lessons from LeEco’s Successes and Failures

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In some of those areas, LeEco has made incomplete progress. In others, we failed entirely. What follows is my understanding of why we were not able to achieve our goals in this area as well as key takeaways that other Chinese companies can use in their globalization process. Read More

China’s Mobile Video Sector Will Soon Pass 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

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Adding together online video content, live streaming, and short videos, the category grew 35.6% year on year in March to almost 920 million MAU. There was an increase of over 12 million users just from February to March, more than the entire population of Belgium. Read More

This VR Company Films for CCTV, and Provides Technology for Low-End VR Cameras

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CFI’s take: Despite slow uptake in North America, virtual reality is gaining traction in China, to the point where even its biggest broadcaster is producing content for the new format. China’s virtual reality (VR) market is expected to expand more than four-fold in 2017 as more major players enter the industry, according to IDC’s forecasts released Read More