The Stars Who Vanished from China’s Live-streaming Galaxy

 /  Streaming  / 
Pay close attention to China’s live-streaming scene, and you’ll notice that several stars vanished in 2018, leaving no trace on the platforms where they used to perform. Read More

China Forms Online Gaming Ethics Commission

 /  Game  / 
High-level regulatory activities have made 2018 a hard year for China’s entertainment industry. There are regular crackdowns on “inappropriate” content and the appointment of a brand-new regulatory body to oversee this the mobile entertainment economy. Read More

TCB In RMB: M&A, Copycats, IPO and Noncompetes

 /  Money  / 
TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More

South Korean Content Restrictions Continue in China

 /  News  / 
South Korea’s loss may be Japan’s gain as Chinese audiences’ tastes shift.  Unofficial restrictions on South Korean entertainment content are continuing, resulting in the cancellation of live performances, name changes of popular television shows, and giving an opportunity to an unlikely beneficiary: Japanese content producers. Korean soap operas and pop music acts enjoy enormous popularity Read More

More on What You Need to Know About the New Rules for Online Publishing

 /  Legal  / 
Clearly the Chinese government enacted these new rules to better control foreign companies. At this point, all that remains to be seen is how far that control will reach. Read More

What You Need to Know About the New Rules for Online Publishing

 /  Legal  / 
Since foreign companies are already banned from any kind of publication in China, the only role of the new rules is to prohibit schemes that evade the existing restrictions. Read More