Chinese Authorities to Reinforce Inspection over Games “Distorting History”

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Authorities in several provinces in China are reportedly reinforcing inspection over online games which distort history and spread explicit content, as reported by state media Xinhua. Read More

Teen Stars and Red Films: What China Baidu-Searched in 2017

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Here are some of the top searches from Baidu, providing insight into what had Chinese netizens in stitches, gnashing their teeth, or reaching for tissues over the past year. Read More

China’s New Rules Targeting ‘Inappropriate’ Online Games Send NetEase’s Shares Down

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China’s leading internet portal and gaming company NetEase saw its shares drop by 3.23% on NASDAQ on Thursday US time after Xinhua reported that the government plans to clean up “illegal” and “inappropriate” online games. Read More

Hit Mobile Game ‘Honour of Kings’ Inspires Celebrity TV Show

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Thanks to the game’s extensive fan base and an A-list cast featuring actresses Angelababy and Lin Chi-ling, the new TV show “Kings Attack” has already gained 220 million views — though some unimpressed online commenters have called it “IQ-lowering” programming. Read More

Chinese State Media Criticizes Tencent’s ‘Honour of Kings’ Game—Again

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This is the second bout of criticism for the game's producer, Li Min, from the People’s Daily; last week's criticism caused Tencent’s share price to plunge. Read More