Valve to Launch Steam in China

 /  Game  / 
Chinese game company Perfect World has partnered with Valve to launch a localized version of Steam. The partnership aims to provide Chinese gamers and developers with a new channel to access games and other entertainment products on Steam’s distribution platform. Read More

Tencent, J.J. Abrams in Gaming Partnership

 /  Game  / 
Bad Robot, the media vehicle of Hollywood producer, director and writer J.J. Abrams, said it has entered a strategic partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. to create games spanning mobile, PC and console formats. Read More

Meet China’s Latest Unlikely Gay Icon

 /  Celebrity  / 
Tanned, curvy, glamorous, and “old” by idol standards at 25, the Shanghainese talent show contestant has taken China’s social media by storm. In particular, Wang has secured a firm fan base of gay men and feminists through her stint on “Produce 101.” Read More

Can Live Streaming Make Money? Takeaways from Huya’s May IPO

 /  Opinion  / 
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report shows that the economic benefits of game live streaming should not be underestimated. 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

Headlines from China: Tencent Releases Q1 2018 Financial Report

 /  Headlines From China  / 
This week, Tencent released the company's Q1 2018 financial report. According to the report, the company's total revenue during the reporting period was 73.53 Billion ($11.53 Billion), a 48 percent jump compared to the same period last year. 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

Chinese Game Live Streaming IPO Shows Speed of Development in the Industry

 /  News  / 
Game streaming in China, along with other sectors of live streaming, is a fast-growing industry. Research report shows that China is currently the world’s largest gaming market. In 2017, the country had 646 million gamers and its numbers are estimated to grow to 917 million in 2022. Read More

Headlines from China: Industry Professionals Call for Refinement of Film Law

 /  Headlines From China  / 
This year’s May Day holiday season ended with two controversies making the headlines. Both cases indicate the chaotic state of film distribution in China and lead many industry professionals to call for refinement of the country's Film Law. Read More

Douyin is the Most Downloaded App in the Apple App Store

 /  Technology  / 
Douyin has become the world most downloaded non-game app in the iOS App Store, according to market research company SensorTower. The short video app has been downloaded 45.8 million times from the App Store during the first three months of 2018 exceeding Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Read More