Chinese Video Streaming Platform AcFun Reveals Security Breach

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Chinese video streaming platform AcFun recently revealed that hackers had stolen data of tens of thousands of user. The company apologized for the breach and admitted that the leak was due to insufficient precautions to secure the platform. Read More

Headlines from China: Less “IP Films” or “Little Fresh Meats ” in This Year’s Summer Slate 

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It seems that "popular IP + little fresh meats" is not the trendy format anymore. Instead, genre films are occupying this year's lucrative summer movie-going season in China. Read More

Video Site YY Streams Into Southeast Asia With Bigo Deal

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YY Inc., one of China’s biggest livestreaming platforms, announced a further $272 million investment in its Singaporean cousin, Bigo Inc., which enjoys an established presence in Southeast Asia and a foothold in South Asia and the Middle East. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

Headlines from China: Tensions between US and China are Worrisome Says ‘Pandas’ Producer

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Recently, producer and writer Drew Fellman, who is known for Pandas (2018), Born to Be Wild (2011) and Island of Lemurs: Madagacar (2014), sat down with Xinhua News to talk about his latest documentary Pandas and the current relationship between US and China. 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