How Li Ziqi Repackages Rural China For Urban Fantasies

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

The Chinese Social Media Stars Unknowingly Going Viral in the West

 /  Streaming  / 
A growing number of Chinese viral short videos are reuploaded on Western social media accounts, bringing them global attention. And in most cases, the original creators are not even aware of it. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Bilibili Become China’s YouTube?

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Lunched as a platform for user-generated ACG (anime, comics and games) content, Bilibili has been gradually diversifying its content. Read More

Beijing Gets Serious about Cleaning up Inappropriate Videos Targeting Children

 /  News  / 
Beijing’s culture regulator issued an urgent notice on Monday that requires video streaming sites to self-censor all kid-targeted videos such as animations and cosplay dramas in a bid to wipe out inappropriate contents. Read More

Youku Signs Licensing Deals with NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television

 /  News  / 
As a result of the deals, subscribers to the Youku service will be able to watch hundreds of films from NBCUniversal and Sony Pictures Television’s respective libraries for no additional fee. Read More

Hollywood, China, and Big Data

 /  Opinion  / 
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

China Has Finally Seen Explosive Growth in Short Original Videos

 /  News  / 
To be relevant in the China market, user-generated video sites turned to TV shows, movies, and more recently original shows, with a business model close to Hulu’s. Read More

Can China’s Internet Celebrities Gain International Stardom?

 /  News  / 
Having received a joint investment of over US$1 million, Papi Jiang is considered one of China’s most successful internet celebrities, or wang hong (网红). Globally, she still has a long way to go. Read More