15 Seconds of Fame: Short Video Apps Taking the Mobile Market by Storm

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Two companies join forces to create the first global digital media app that can succeed inside and out of China. Read More

Short Video App Kuaishou Doubles Down on Domestic E-commerce

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
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

Chinese Short Video App Kuaishou Launches AR Avatar Feature

 /  News  / 
Animated cartoon avatars are now making their way into China’s popular bite-sized videos, with Tencent-backed short video app Kuaishou releasing an AR avatar feature dubbed “Kmoji.” Read More

Douyin Suspends Ads After Martyr Misstep

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
Five internet companies have been reprimanded and ordered to train their staff in revolutionary history and core socialist values. Read More

IQiyi Wants In on Short-Video Craze

 /  News  / 
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

Video Platform Douyin Sues Tencent for Defamation

 /  Legal  / 
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

Douyin Temporarily Removed Live-stream and Comment Feature

 /  News  / 
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

Headlines from China: How the Looming Trade War Might Influence the Entertainment Sector

 /  Headlines From China  / 
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

 /  Headlines From China  / 
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