Headlines from China: Nasdaq Welcomes ‘China’s Netflix’ iQiyi Today

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Today, iQiyi (IQ) rang the Nasdaq stock market opening bell in celebration of its IPO. Founded in 2010 by Chinese internet giant Baidu, iQiyi is one of the largest video-streaming platforms in China. Read More

China Tightens Scrutiny Over Online Videos, Bans Illegal Downloads and Remakes

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China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) today issued a notice (in Chinese) to local regulators, urging them to further reinforce scrutiny over inappropriate online entertainment content—in particular, those made from illegally-downloaded footage. Read More

Headlines from China: Indian-Chinese Co-production Makes Economic Sense Says Chinese Official

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After "Dangal" became a smash hit last year, "Secret Superstar" blazes new trail for Indian cinema in China as the first revenue-sharing import. What’s on the horizon is the first Indian-Chinese co-production "The Zookeeper," which will be directed by the director of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" Kabir Khan. Read More

Mobile Games, Online Videos, and Movies are National Pastimes during Chinese New Year

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For Chinese people, Spring Festival is all about seeing family and celebrating the new year, but it’s also the optimal time for using screens. Read More

iQiyi Reveals User Numbers and Net Loss Since Inception in IPO Filing

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iQiyi (爱奇艺), the Chinese entertainment company famous for its video streaming service filed for an initial public offering in the US. In the filing, iQiyi stated that “We have had a net loss since its inception and may continue to suffer losses in the future.” Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

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With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

Are the Good Times Over? Video Site AcFun Goes Offline (Again)

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First and formerly foremost ACG (anime, comic, games) video site, AcFun, has gone offline again following rumors that it was struggling to pay the bills. Read More

The Changing Landscape of Sports Streaming in China

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China Central Television (CCTV) is the only national broadcaster in China and it used to be the only platform that FIFA partnered with to distribute the content of major international soccer events. However, the situation may change in the near future. Read More

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