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

 /  News  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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

Why Today’s Chinese TV Dramas Are Insulting to Women

 /  News  / 
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

Jackie Chan Unveils New 3D Animation Series

 /  News  / 
The 63-year old re-launched his J-Team cartoon series in Beijing on Thursday, updating the old US-made cartoon into a 3D and "totally made in China,” 104-episode series. Read More

Feminists Criticize Depiction of Women in Anti-Graft TV Show

 /  News  / 
Anti-corruption hit TV series In the Name of the People has won over millions of fans, but Chinese feminists are none too pleased with the show’s depiction of women. Read More

China’s Millennials Turn Anti-Graft TV Show Into Gay Fan Fiction

 /  News  / 
The unlikely object of fan affection is Li Dakang, the fictional middle-aged Party secretary who stands out in early episodes because of his obsession with provincial economic growth. Read More

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

 /  News  / 
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”

 /  People  / 
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

 /  Legal  / 
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

 /  News  / 
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