TikTok, Douyin The World’s Second Most-downloaded App in 2019

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TikTok and Chinese version Douyin recorded more than 740 million downloads in 2019 across Apple's App Store and Google Play in 2019. Read More

How Li Ziqi Repackages Rural China For Urban Fantasies

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Conversations about the social media star tend to focus on her international popularity, but what do her Chinese fans see in her? Read More

CBI News Wrap: How Brands Work With Christmas and Star Wars in China

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Though Christmas is not an official holiday in China, it has long been popular among urban youths who celebrate by exchanging gifts and dining out, and brands have tapped into these consumption trends and the IP surrounding Christmas with a slew of secular marketing campaigns Read More

Tencent Video, iQiyi Blasted on Weibo for Levying Extra Fees on VIP Members

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Online video streaming platforms Tencent Video and iQiyi have come under fire on Chinese social media for charging premium subscribers for earlier access to episodes of a popular TV series, resulting in executives from both companies promising to change the pricing policy for the series. Read More

Chinese Video Streaming Service iQiyi Eyes Subscribers Abroad and Mulls Price Hikes at Home

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Having gained a strong foothold in China, video streaming service iQiyi is now aiming to expand overseas. Read More

China Streaming or China Dreaming? The Outlook for Foreign VOD

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Things have changed a bit since we last touched on streaming trends, so let’s look at the outlook for 2020. Read More

Headlines from China: iQIYI Partners with Malaysia’s Media Brand Astro to Explore Oversea Markets

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On November 6, China's online entertainment platform iQIYI announced a strategic partnership with Astro, the leading media brand and entertainment service provider in Malaysia. It is the first time that iQIYI partners with a digital application outside China. Read More

Anime Video Platform Bilibili Is Beta Testing Paid Courses

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The video streaming company is expanding its content ecosystem to shore up growth. Read More

Headlines from China: ‘Midway’ Lands China Release Date

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The 2019 war epic film Midway has been set to release in China day and date with the U.S. on November 8. Read More

Can Livestreaming Lift China Out of Poverty by 2020?

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China’s video and e-commerce platforms say they’re putting rural content creators on the path to fame and fortune, but questions persist about whether their poverty-busting initiatives can actually make a difference. Read More