Headlines from China: ‘The Three Body Problem’ is Better Off with Amazon? 

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After the Financial Times reported that Amazon might develop and produce three seasons of episodes based on Chinese sci-fi novel The Three Body Problem, Chinese netizens and sci-fi fans have been expressing their joy over such possibility. Read More

Headlines From China: Tencent To Become Second Largest Shareholder Of New Classics Media

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Enlight Media has entered into an equity transfer agreement with an industry fund under Tencent that it will sell 27.64% stake in film and TV production company New Classics Media (新丽传媒)for approximately $524 million. Upon completion, Tencent will become the second largest shareholder of New Classics Media. Read More

Streaming Platform Douyu to Get RMB 4 Billion from Tencent

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Tencent has been backing the platform since March 2016 when it led a $100 million B financing round along with Sequoia and Nanshan Capital. It also participated in Douyu’s RMB 1.5 billion worth C financing round in August the same year. Read More

Mobile Games, Online Videos, and Movies are National Pastimes during Chinese New Year

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For Chinese people, Spring Festival is all about seeing family and celebrating the new year, but it’s also the optimal time for using screens. Read More

Tencent Report 2018: A Short Introduction to Asia’s Most Important and Least Understood Company

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This short report aims to layout the basics of Tencent’s structure and some detail on their higher management and financials. Read More

Headlines from China: Six Facts About China’s Small-Town Moviegoers

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100 youngsters from small-town China have been interviewed about their favorite movies and moviegoing habits, and here are the findings. Read More

Can China’s R&D Boom Bolster the Quality of Visual Entertainment?

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The narrative around China’s visual entertainment industries tends to focus on quantity. The quality of Chinese content is rarely talked about with the same enthusiasm, not least in terms of graphics, effects, and animation. Read More

Early Access to Chinese Mobile Version of PUBG Opens Today

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Battlefield is the mobile IP of PUBG made by Chinese game developer Lightspeed and Quantum Studios. The registration for early access of Battlefield opened in December and has attracted over 18 million players to register. Read More

Alibaba Sees Future in Hollywood Sci-Fi Co-Production

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Alibaba’s film unit and U.S. production house STX Entertainment will co-produce the upcoming science-fiction film “Steel Soldiers,” extending a growing series of one-off tie-ups between China and Hollywood, even as the attraction of bigger alliances fades. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent Acquires Stake in Hollywood Studio Skydance Media

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Hollywood studio Skydance Media has inked a deal with Tencent to sell a little less than 10 percent of its stake to the Chinese tech giant. Read More