Short-Video App Kuaishou Takes on China’s Tech Giants for the Lunar New Year

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Over the past five years, China’s Spring Festival holiday has become a battleground among the country’s biggest internet companies, and as new technologies such as short video become increasingly popular, the fronts are shifting. Read More

Bytedance’s Douyin Reaches 400 Million Users

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Bytedance’s short video app Douyin has surpassed 400 million daily active users (DAU), according to its 2019 annual report released on Sunday. Read More

How Li Ziqi Repackages Rural China For Urban Fantasies

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Conversations about the social media star tend to focus on her international popularity, but what do her Chinese fans see in her? Read More

CBI News Wrap: Shopping “As Seen on TV,” Douyin’s Fashion Gala

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Since its debut on December 6, the iQiyi celebrity reality show “Fourtry” has been realizing its potential to integrate content and commerce in innovative ways. Read More

Online Content Rules Leave Platforms Holding The Bag

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Regulators are circling online content platforms and their vetting procedures, which suffer from inattention and lack of support. Read More

CBI News Wrap: 12.12 Shopping Day, Creative Branding on TV Dramas

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Just one month and one day after the Singles’ Day shopping frenzy of November 11, Chinese retailers geared up again for a somewhat smaller day of big sales on December 12. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Rumored to Release in China and the U.S. Simultaneously

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If the rumor turns out to be true, this will be the first Star Wars film to be released in China day and date with North America. In the past, Star Wars movies were usually released in China one month after its North American opening. Read More

Why China’s Cancer Patients Are Sharing Their Lives on Douyin

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Livestreaming platforms offer young patients a source of support, a sense of community, and the chance to redefine themselves. Read More

Kuaishou Launches Curated Short Video App Taizan

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In addition to boosting daily active users (DAUs) of its main app, Kuaishou has been actively building out its content ecosystem to compete with Bytedance. Read More

Can Livestreaming Lift China Out of Poverty by 2020?

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China’s video and e-commerce platforms say they’re putting rural content creators on the path to fame and fortune, but questions persist about whether their poverty-busting initiatives can actually make a difference. Read More