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

 /  Headlines From China  / 
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

 /  News  / 
“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

Headlines from China: Disney’s First Chinese-language Rom-com Set for December 8 Release

 /  Headlines From China  / 
'The Dreaming Man,' a Chinese-language Rom-com co-produced between Disney, SMG Pictures, and Shanghai Artrendwave, has been scheduled to release across China on December 8. Read More

Headlines from China: “Little Fresh Meat” Star Lu Han Announces Relationship, Causing “Earthquake” on Chinese Social Media 

 /  Headlines From China  / 
On October 8, Chinese pop star Lu Han, one of China's most popular "Little Fresh Meats", introduced his girlfriend to his followers on Weibo, which caused temporary shutdown of the social media platform. Read More

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

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

Is Winnie the Pooh Banned in China?

 /  News  / 
Western news outlets are reporting that the A.A. Milne character has been banned, but searches still turn up plenty of material. Read More