China’s Feel Good Hit of the Summer is Bringing Rock Music to New Audiences

 /  TV  / 
iQIYI reality show 'The Big Band' is finally putting rock music in the mainstream Chinese spotlight. Read More

Reality TV Show Aims to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

 /  News  / 
A new Chinese reality series wants its viewers to remember what it’s like to forget. Read More

Spring Festival Gala 2019: More Idols, Fewer Foreigners, and No Pigs

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The world's "most-watched" TV program was a dull slog in 2019, as its struggle for relevancy in modern China becomes increasingly difficult. Read More

The Search for China’s Next Big Boy Band is Emphasizing “Social Responsibility” Over Sexiness

 /  TV  / 
As the authorities get increasingly nervous about the rise of the “Fan Economy” and the influence of the stars at its center, show creators are having to come up with new ways for light entertainment to meet the heavier demands of the widely-touted “New Era”. Read More

CCTV Partners with Baidu for Spring Festival Hongbao, Excludes Alibaba, Tencent

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Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) has partnered with tech giant Baidu to distribute “red packets” during the world’s most-watched television show of the year—the Spring Festival Gala. Read More

The World’s Most Googled Show Is a Chinese Period Drama

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With its strong female lead and attention to historical detail, ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’ has cultivated fan followings in several Asian markets. Read More

The Literary Legacy of Louis Cha

 /  Opinion  / 
His literary creations were the embodiment of honor, bravery, and chivalry for generations of Chinese readers. Read More

Ideology for 500: Hunan TV Airs Quiz Show on Xi Jinping Thought

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Second season of ‘Socialism Is a Bit Cool’ marks the first time any program has made the Chinese president’s life, philosophy, and policy its focal point. Read More

New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

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If implemented in their present form, the provisions will seriously impact the streaming and broadcasting of foreign motion picture and TV content. Read More

Court Rules Against Studio That Charged for Child Actor Roles

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A father whose son was promised a ‘No. 1 role’ in a film will recoup half the fees he paid for his kid’s three scenes and one line. Read More