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

Short Video Platforms Douyin, Kuaishou Accused of Showing Counterfeit Products

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Chinese short video platform such as Douyin and Kuaishou are being criticized for featuring video hosts who make and distribute counterfeit products on their videos. Read More

Headlines from China: Filmmaker Wong Jing Raged at Video Platforms at Hong Kong FilMart

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After listening to presentations by executives from iQiyi and Qi Shu Youyu, Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing was full of rage and accused the platforms of streaming web films that employed Hong Kong film IPs without permission. Read More

Video Sharing App Kuaishou Rumored to Raise New Funding with Valuation at $15 billion

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China’s leading short social video and photo sharing app Kuaishou is rumored to launch a new round of funding with the estimated valuation at $15 billion, according to the self-media “Kaiqi.” Read More