Headlines from China: China Saw Record Low January Box Office Since 2015

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China box office totaled 3.37 billion yuan ($500 million) in January, down 32.1% compared to the same period last year. This is the lowest January box office figure since 2015. Read More

Is China’s Hottest Video App, Douyin, the New WeChat for Luxury?

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Douyin, a hip short video app that is popular among China’s young social media users, has hit the radar of luxury marketers. Read More

Bytedance Takes on WeChat With New Video Messaging App

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Chinese tech giant Bytedance on Tuesday launched a video-based messaging app focused on sharing content with friends and family, as it moves to take on WeChat’s newly launched short-video features. Read More

In A Series of Three Firsts, Beijing’s Internet Court Dismisses ByteDance Copyright Suit against Baidu

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Beijing’s newly established internet court has dismissed ByteDance-backed Douyin’s copyright lawsuit against Baidu. Read More

Headlines from China: The Increasing Importance of Douyin for Film Marketing

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Short-videos apps, especially Douyin, have become an essential part of film marketing and publicity in China. Read More

Headlines from China: Top 100 Chinese Film Distributors in 2018

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On December 18, WeChat media account “yiqipaidianying” released a list of 2018 top 100 Chinese film distributors. Read More

Baidu-backed Haokan Video blocked from WeChat Moments

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Baidu-backed video platform Haokan has accused tech giant Tencent of anti-competitive behavior after its video content was blocked on WeChat Moments, the platform’s equivalent of Facebook’s News Feed. Read More

Headlines from China: Short-formed Vertical Video is The Future?

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Online video platforms seem to have realized this new reality and started jumping on the short-video craze. Read More

Douyin Claims to Have 400 million Monthly Active Users in China

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Looks like China’s obsession with short videos is not going away anytime soon. Douyin’s international version, Tik Tok, was the world’s most downloaded non-game app in iOS App Store in Q1 2018. Read More

Headlines from China: China Now Has Over 10,000 Movie Theaters

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Recently, the number of movie theaters in China exceeded 10,000. While the number looks pretty, this article raises concerns over China's film exhibition sector. Read More