Headlines from China: iQiyi Brings Three Films to Pingyao International Film Festival

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While the three iQiyi films at the PYIFF are relatively indie and artsy, the company also has big plans to produce big-budget films for a mass audience. Read More

Sex and the (Forbidden) City: How “Yanxi Palace” Becomes Smash Hit in the #MeToo Era

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So why has this historic drama replaced 'The Rap of China' as the biggest hit of the summer? Primarily, the plot — and its tackling of some very modern day storylines. Read More

China’s Biggest Streaming Site to Bring Patriotic Education to the Countryside

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China’s biggest streaming service is planning to “alleviate the problem of cultural poverty” in China’s disadvantaged rural areas by showing a series of patriotic testosterone-fueled flicks. Read More

Binge-watching, China Style

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Shows like “Story of Yanxi Palace” empower Chinese viewers frustrated with their own lives, if only for the length of an episode. Read More

Digital Platforms Allow Adult Animation To Shine In China

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It is notable how much of the emerging content is using animation to tell stories with adult themes. It’s a new development in a country where until now, animation has been firmly seen as a children’s medium. Read More

iQiyi Launches Short Video app Targeting The Elderly

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Baidu-owned video streaming platform iQiyi is taking the massively popular short video format and targetting a previously untapped segment of the market: the elderly. Read More

Headlines from China: A Look At Major Online Sports Channels in China

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Over the past few years, China's online sports networks experienced ups and downs. Boosted by the 2018 World Cup,  investors seem to have regained interest in this area. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Gossip Girl’ Getting Chinese Remake by iQiyi 

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Hit American teen drama series Gossip Girl is getting a remake in China by leading streaming site iQiyi and Sugarman Media. Read More

Headlines from China: iQiyi Stops Revealing Viewing Figures

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iQiyi made such a change in order to prohibit unfair competitions. It’s an open secret that many marketers use fake views to trick the audience and algorithms that choose which content to display. Read More

Netflix Hopes Chinese TV series ‘The Rise of Phoenixes’ Takes Off Globally

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The 70-part historical drama – filmed in Mandarin but to be released in more than 12 languages – features film stars Chen Kun and Ni Ni in leading roles. Read More