The Chinese firm CAAS Data publishes monthly rankings of the ten fastest-growing social media accounts on Douyin, and over the past couple of months, there has been a shift in the types of accounts on that list. Read More
Tencent-backed Kuaishou aunched on Thursday a “youth mode” that restricts underage user access on the platform, following Douyin in creating in-app ecosystems designed specifically for young users. Read More
Content-driven e-commerce is a growing trend in China. Rival short video platform Douyin rolled out a shopping cart feature earlier this month. Similarly, large e-commerce platforms are seeking partnerships with content creators to drive their sales. Read More
China’s Netflix equivalent, iQiyi Inc., has finally jumped on the Chinese craze for short-video apps, saying its new app will become the company’s major offering over the next one to three years. Read More
The court in Beijing’s Haidian district has accepted a case brought by Bytedance-operated short video platform Douyin which is suing Tencent for defamation and requesting RMB 1 million in damages including an apology. Read More
Bytedance’s short video app Douyin (抖音) has temporarily removed its live-stream and comment feature. It also pushed out its new “anti-addiction system”, which added a reminder that pops up after 90 minutes of continuous usage and a feature that automatically locks the app after daily usage exceeds two hours. Read More
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
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