Alibaba Integrates Cultural, Entertainment Resources in Strategic Partnership with Alibaba Pictures

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Alibaba Group, aggressive in seeking new growth engines amid the country’s economic slowdown, has been ramping up efforts to make inroads into the country’s entertainment industry in recent years. Read More

Chinese Tech Giants Team up to Open a VR Film Contest to End VR Winter

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Has winter come to virtual reality in China? Among the 11 virtual reality companies listed on China’s NEEQ , only two companies recorded a profit. Read More

The Complicated Relationship between Tech Markets and Streaming Regulations in China

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China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) now requires social media providers to obtain a special license in order to broadcast video or audio. Read More

China Online Films Surpassed Theater Releases by 500 Percent in 2016

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The market for Chinese “online films," feature-length motion pictures for online release, saw explosive growth in 2016 in terms of both output and revenue. Read More

Chinese Publishers Turn to TV as Book Profits Spiral

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More striking than Qin’s Holmesian knack for solving cases is that, unlike most of its competition, Dr. Qin is not the work of a seasoned web TV production company. Instead, it is the fruit of a new generation of TV producers in China: book publishers. Read More

Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for iQiyi.com

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Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit, iQiyi.com. Read More

China’s Online Video Market in the Middle of Transition to Paid Subscribers, Self-Produced Content

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China's online video sites are moving from an ad-based model to greater revenue from subscribers. Read More

Netflix Loses Its Chill, Scraps Plans to Launch Streaming Service in China

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Netflix’s goal to become the world’s most ubiquitous streaming service in the world hit a snag on Monday with the company officially putting its plans for China on ice. Read More

China Copyright Law: We Need to Talk

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Copyright is an essential part of any substantive IP protection plan in China, but many companies fail to take an extremely important step: registering their copyrights in China. Read More

How Youku Allocates Its Hefty Content Budget and Commercialization Plans

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There are plenty of ardent supporters of the philosophy that "content is king" in China’s video streaming industry, and the country’s top video site, Youku Tudou, is one of them. Read More