“Rap of China” Gears Up for Season 3 Despite Waning Interest

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As the global horizon for Chinese rap expands, future prospects for the show that blew it up might be starting to shrink. Read More

The Search for China’s Next Big Boy Band is Emphasizing “Social Responsibility” Over Sexiness

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As the authorities get increasingly nervous about the rise of the “Fan Economy” and the influence of the stars at its center, show creators are having to come up with new ways for light entertainment to meet the heavier demands of the widely-touted “New Era”. Read More

Boy Band Boot Camp Bears Uncanny Resemblance to Hit K-Pop Show

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iQIYI’s new online talent show ‘Idol Producer’ has won fans despite plagiarism allegations. Read More

Reality TV Show Sends Chinese Stars Back to Acting School

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“The Birth of Actors” debuted on Zhejiang Satellite TV in October and has already received 330 million online views for just its first two episodes. The show has reignited debate on social media about the dubious acting skills of some millennial stars. Read More

Headlines from China: Japan to Remake Hit Taiwanese Movie ‘You are the Apple of My Eye’

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Japan will remake hit Taiwanese movie 'You are the Apple of My Eye' (2011), which was directed by Taiwanese author Giddens Ko based on his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Read More

TCB In RMB: M&A, Copycats, IPO and Noncompetes

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TCB In RMB is a weekly summary of important developments in the Chinese entertainment business. Read More