Douyin Rival Acquires Anime And Video Sharing Platform Acfun

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Douyin rival, short video sharing and live streaming platform Kuaishou (快手), has 100% acquired Acfun (A站), a platform for ACG (anime, comics, and gaming) fans. Read More

Video Platform Douyin Sues Tencent for Defamation

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The court in Beijing’s Haidian district has accepted a case brought by Bytedance-operated short video platform Douyin which is suing Tencent for defamation and requesting RMB 1 million in damages including an apology. Read More

Douyin is the Most Downloaded App in the Apple App Store

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Douyin has become the world most downloaded non-game app in the iOS App Store, according to market research company SensorTower. The short video app has been downloaded 45.8 million times from the App Store during the first three months of 2018 exceeding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Read More

Headlines from China: CAA China and Production Firm Give Me Five to Launch New Fund

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On April 26, CAA China and Chinese film and TV production company Give Me Five (五元文化) officially entered a deal to jointly launch a new script development fund. Read More

Tencent and Baidu Make Strides into Already-crowded Short Video Market

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Kuaishou and Douyin may currently be among the frontrunners in China’s short video streaming industry, but new entrant apps from Tencent and Baidu are hoping to challenge their dominance. Read More

In China, Peppa Pig Is a Street Couture Icon

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Chinese audiences have loved Peppa Pig, a British cartoon character with a face shaped like a hair dryer, since the animated series first screened in the country in late 2015. But it’s not just children who are swooning over the swine. Read More

Weibo’s Purge of Gay-themed Content Sparks Online Outrage

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Chinese popular social networking platform Weibo announced that they would remove gay-themed contents from its platform, prompting a storm of online protests. Read More

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More

Headlines from China: How the Looming Trade War Might Influence the Entertainment Sector

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It has been a few weeks since the United States and China started threatening each other with higher tariffs. Although there are no tariffs on entertainment products yet, it's still possible that the looming trade war will influence the entertainment sector. Read More

China’s Short Video Platforms Face Backlash over “Vulgar Content”

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Chinese internet community’s obsession with short videos has been giving regulators headaches, and popular streaming sites are under pressure to audit content that is being uploaded to their site. Read More