With “3 x 10 billion” Open Platform, Tencent is Transforming into a Big Content Company

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Tencent announced its ambition to transition from being a tech company to a “new tech + big content” company at the seventh annual Tencent Global Partners Conference held in Chengdu this week. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

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China will only become more sophisticated in its collection and use of big data and companies going into China will need to keep pace or else they’ll just be rolling the dice. At least in the film business, the stakes are too high to accept those odds. Read More

An HTML5 Animation Made by China’s Official Party Paper Went Viral

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Central Kitchen (中央厨房), a media hub affiliate to the Communist Party’s official paper People’s Daily, launched a 104-second video campaign, which has taken the country’s social media by storm. Read More

China’s Tech Giants are Increasingly Blurring the Boundaries Between Sectors: McKinsey Report

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“Ecosystem” is a word that gets thrown a lot in the tech industry but there is a definition of this buzzword which is actually worth your attention. Read More

Chinese Actor Brings Tom Hanks’ ‘The Terminal’ to Live in Helsinki Airport

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Targeted at attracting global Chinese travelers, Chinese actor Ryan Zhu joins Helsinki Airport's new marketing campaign, “Life in Hel.” Read More

China Closes Social Media Accounts from Top Outlets, including Harper’s Bazaar

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The country’s biggest internet companies, including Baidu, Tencent, Youku and NetEase were ordered to shut down accounts that offered celebrity news and gossip. Read More

What Everybody ‘Knows’ About Insta-Star Jing Tian

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In the vacuum left by the lack of a reliable independent press, Chinese gossip, with its penchant for detailed embellishment and invasive speculation can make TMZ look like The New York Review of Books. Add the Internet into the mix, and it goes to the next level, a web of conspiratorial, celebrity-denigrating innuendo that is wildly judgmental, sexist, and almost impossible to respond to. Read More

China’s Top Social Apps All Owe Thanks to Live Streaming

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Streaming apps were in and social forums were out for 2016.   2016 was the year of live streaming and played a crucial role in driving growth. All of the top six social apps, except WeChat, have added live streaming services, according to the report jointly published by Cheetah Global Lab, Cheetah’s big data platform libra Read More

China’s Tighter Streaming Regulations Target Social Media

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Weibo and Weixin specifically are not allowed to rebroadcast material uploaded by their users, but the new rules are designed to prevent individuals and organizations from doing any broadcasting of audio-visual material via these popular social media applications. Read More

Top Chinese Film Animation Boosted by Crowdfunding

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Film and TV crowdfunding campaigns in China hit around 500 million yuan (U.S.$75 million) in 2015. Read More