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

Chinese Pop Culture Primer: What You Need to Know about TFBoys, China’s Most Popular “Fresh Meat”

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Who are the TFBoys? What's so special about them? For a bunch of kids who aren't even 18, TFBoys are everywhere. Read More

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

Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral

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More striking than Qin’s Holmesian knack for solving cases is that, unlike most of its competition, Dr. Qin is not the work of a seasoned web TV production company. Instead, it is the fruit of a new generation of TV producers in China: book publishers. Read More

CCTV International Rebrands as China Global Television Networks

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China Global Television Network (CGTN) covers all of CCTV's former foreign language channels and websites, which include Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish broadcasts Read More

Novelist Behind Hit Chinese TV Show Accused of Plagiarizing 200 Works

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An alliance of authors, playwrights, and anti-plagiarism crusaders is preparing a lawsuit against an acclaimed online novelist, accusing her of copying over 200 works, online news outlet Jiemian reported Monday. Read More

Chinese Reality TV Show Under Fire For Inappropriate Pairing

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A popular television show has been criticized for its depiction of a Chinese Olympic athlete and his "daughter." Read More