Free Time in Smaller Cities behind Rapid Growth in China’s Entertainment Market

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These young souls are not as tempted by the urban glamor as many would expect, and part of it might be because the country’s tech giants have kept them well entertained and contented. Read More

Headlines from China: iQIYI’s ‘Burning Ice’ and ‘Tientsin Mystic’ Coming to Netflix in Early 2018

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After Youku announced its distribution deal with Netflix, iQIYI also revealed that its original drama series 'Burning Ice,' 'Tientsin Mystic will be available on Netflix in the first quarter of 2018. Read More

Headlines from China: Popular Chinese Drama Series Gets Netflix Release Deal

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Netflix hasn't been able to launch its service in China due to the country's regulatory environment for foreign digital service provider. Alternatively, Netflix tries to engage the Chinese audience through content partnerships with Chinese companies. Read More

Headlines from China: Key Trends in China’s Anime Sector

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A few years ago, it was almost unimaginable that Chinese anime would be able to compete with Japanese anime. Yet today, the market share of domestic anime is rapidly increasing in China. Read More

The Rise of China’s Pan-Entertainment Industry: A Conversation with Creation Venture Partners

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The 34-year-old investor is the founding partner of Creation Venture Partners, a three-year-old Chinese venture firm focused on investing in the so-called “pan-entertainment” industry. Read More

Jack Ma’s Potential Successor Reportedly to Step Down as Alibaba Pictures CEO

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Despite the buzz, the circulation of this rumor reflects the troubles Alibaba Pictures is facing: mediocre performance of a unit where the parent company had placed high hopes (and money) on. Read More

Headlines from China: More Money to be Burned by Chinese Video Platforms in 2018?

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As the online streaming sector has been seeing continual growth in advertising revenue and number of paid users, the leading platforms backed by giant tech companies, such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, seem to be willing to burn more money in 2018 to conquer the market. Read More

How This Chinese Video Company is Thriving on Youth-generated Content

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Did Bilibili, who now holds not only content copyrights but also the government green light, cross the political line like its competitor did? One would need to inspect all of the missing content to find out. Read More

Headlines from China: Who are the Highest-paid Stars in China?

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After releasing a list of top Chinese directors, the Chinese WeChat social media account, Yiqipaidianying, recently published a list of top 100 highest-paid stars in China. Read More

Headlines from China: Vampire Movie Returns to Big Screen in China after 5 Years

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The theatrical release of French-Chinese co-production 'Midnight Dreamers' marks the return of vampire movies to Chinese theaters after the China release of 'Twilight' five years ago. Read More