Headlines from China: Former Microsoft Executive Lu Qi Steps Down as Board Member of iQiyi 

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Following Lu Qi's resignation as Baidu COO last month, Chinese online video platform iQiyi announced yesterday that Lu Qi had resigned as iQiyi's board member and chairman of the remuneration committee with effect from June 14. Read More

China’s Disaster Artist Lashes Out Over Bad Reviews

 /  People  / 
In an open letter written in strong rhetoric reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution, the 39-year-old director defended his movie, “Pure Hearts: Into Chinese Showbiz,” and urged the China Film Bureau to crack down on “the gangster of internet reviews,” as he described Chinese movie review site Douban. Read More

Fan Bingbing’s Leaked Contract Breaks the Chinese Internet

 /  Celebrity  / 
Actress’ studio says it may sue TV personality Cui Yongyuan for posting the private document. Read More

Weibo’s Purge of Gay-themed Content Sparks Online Outrage

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Chinese popular social networking platform Weibo announced that they would remove gay-themed contents from its platform, prompting a storm of online protests. Read More

China’s Idol Groups: How to Organize Fans and Adulate People

 /  Celebrity  / 
China is home to hundreds of fan clubs, which put on events, buy products, or even donate to charity in the name of their idols. In China, the fan industry is now worth billions of yuan — and is expected to reach 100 billion yuan ($15.8 billion) by 2020. Read More

China’s Social Media Militia Engage on Command

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
In recent years, the entertainment industry has become water armies' main battleground, where celebrity agencies and die-hard fans are willing to shell out millions of yuan to generate buzz. Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

 /  Animations  / 
With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

Headlines from China: The Complicated Supply Chain Behind China’s Fan Economy

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In an age where followers and social media popularity are everything, fans have become an integral part of many Chinese celebrities’ careers. Read More

Chinese Millennial Audiences Relish Relics and Re-Enactment

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“National Treasure” marks the first time that CCTV (China Central Television)’s variety channel has officially distributed a program on Bilibili, a streaming website known for youth-oriented, user-generated content. Read More

Chinese Streaming Site AcFun Shuts Down for Reasons Unknown

 /  News  / 
AcFun, a Chinese live streaming and video sharing service dedicated to “Anime, Comics, and Fun,” has reportedly been offline for several days with users unable to log in. Read More