Headlines from China: Could a Hong Kong Listing for Douyin Mean an Even Greater Focus on Asian Expansion?

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According to Reuters, Bytedance is in preliminary discussions with investment banks regarding a standalone IPO for the app, which surpassed 600 million daily active users (DAUs) in August, up from an estimated 400 million at the beginning of 2020. Read More

China Remembers Korean War With Volley of ‘Resist the US’ Films

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The new movies are among the first Korean War dramas to be shot in China since the country normalized relations with the U.S. in the 1970s. Read More

A Pop Star, His Deadbeat Dad, and a Fierce Online Debate

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Zhou Zhennan is famous for being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. But it turns out his parents are actually backlisted debtors. Read More

Headlines from China: Chinese Auteur Wang Xiaoshuai Won Best Director Award at Asian Film Awards 2020

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Asian Film Awards 2020 unveiled winners for its 14th edition on Wednesday. South Korean megabit “Parasite” won Best Picture, whereas Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai took home the Best Director Award for “So Long, My Son”. Read More

Headlines from China: Why One Brand’s Bilibili “University” Attracted Millennials and Gen Z Alike

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A recent campaign from Chinese skincare brand Chando is a case study in the successful use of Bilibili to reach young consumers. Read More

iQiyi to Create Genre-Specific Content to Meet Different Audience Demands

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Baidu-backed video streaming service iQiyi is betting big on developing three genre-specific content libraries in the coming year for lovers of scripted content. Read More

How ‘Sacrifice’ is Making Old-School Patriotism Cool Again

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The film, which has already made more than 350 million yuan domestically, draws from China’s cinematic past to tell a tale of heroism unburdened by doubts. Read More

Headlines from China: Tencent’s Ambitious Plans to Create Its Own ‘Content Universe’

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Internet giant Tencent hosted a news conference earlier this week and announced its annual pipeline of 2021 ilm and television works. Edward Cheng, vice-president of Tencent, said that the company is looking to forge a comprehensive content ecosystem in the next five years, covering intellectual property creations, content production and content distribution. Read More

Headlines from China: War Film ‘The Sacrifice’ Raked in 350 Million Yuan on Debut Weekend, Leading Chinese Box Office

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Chinese war film "The Sacrifice" has notched up over 300 million yuan ($44.8 million) in China's box office as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Chinese ticket tracker Maoyan. The movie got off to a good start on its debut day on Friday, raking over 100 million yuan, and scored a 9.4 out of 10 on Maoyan. Read More

On China’s ‘Rap for Youth,’ the Medium Is the Message

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The mainstreaming of rap is part of a broader effort to reach younger audiences through their favorite genres and hobbies. Read More

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