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

New Report Paints Glowing Future for Online Video in China

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The report has identified five key trends in China’s online audio-visual sphere. Read More

Netflix Greenlights Asian-American Series ‘A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities’

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Netflix announced that it would be collaborating with Taiwanese director to bring viewers a new Asian-American series, 'A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities.' Read More

LeEco’s Leshi Becomes ‘New Leshi’ to Distance Itself From Founder

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The proposed change is believed to be a sign of a complete severing of ties from founder Jia Yueting. Read More

Bilibili Stars Bypass China’s Fame Machine

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Bilibili, China's leading video-sharing platform, gives rise to fan-made celebrities and a growing offline ACG fandom community. Read More

Chinese Police Crack Biggest Case of Online Piracy

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Chinese authorities have cracked the largest case in China of online film and TV series piracy, in which perpetrators made over 8 million yuan in revenues from illegally displaying advertising to users, running off servers across China. Read More

Drone Voyeur Live-Streams Women From Outside Their Homes

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On July 2, a man identified as Jin live-streamed women in various states of undress to over 100 viewers using a drone and the live-streaming app Kuaishou. Read More

Tightening of Live Streaming Leaves Future of Many Chinese platforms Unclear

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Chinese officials have ordered three media outlets to shut down their live streaming for being out of line with national audiovisual regulations and “promoting negative comments” (in Chinese). Read More

Sina Weibo Hit with Video Streaming Ban from China Regulators

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Chinese regulators have shut down webcasting services including live streaming, on three popular platforms in China for violating government standards by broadcasting negative commentary on political and social news. Read More

China’s Censors Tighten Oversight Of Online Video Sector

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Chinese regulators are tightening their oversight of online video, requiring video streaming content to pass through the same censorship process as traditional media. Read More