Chinese War Drama Taken Offline Over Fancy Home, Fancy Hairstyles

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
“Warrior of Thunder” was pulled from networks following criticism by People’s Daily. Producers defended their show in a now-deleted social media post. Read More

China’s Short-Video Apps Urged to Crack Down on Unauthorized Music

 /  Music  / 
Major social platforms including Douyin and Kuaishou were found to be rife with songs users did not have permission to use. Read More

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

 /  Film  / 
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

 /  Celebrity  / 
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

Cut by a Minute, Zhang Yimou Film ‘One Second’ Secures China Release

 /  Film  / 
Regulators have finally approved the renowned director’s long-delayed Cultural Revolution drama, which is said to be 60 seconds shorter than when it was abruptly withdrawn from last year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Read More

Short Show ‘The Long Night’ Offers Quality Over Quantity

 /  Streaming  / 
“The Long Night” — its Chinese name, “Chenmo de Zhenxiang,” translates as “The Silent Truth” — is part of a trend of productions with far fewer episodes than what is common in China’s TV industry. Read More

Netflix to Bring Chinese Sci-Fi’s ‘Three-Body’ Trilogy to Life

 /  Film  / 
Many sci-fi fans in China say they’re looking forward to a top-notch production, but some doubt whether the American streaming giant can do the famously abstract books justice. Read More

‘Harry Potter’ 3D Is China’s Highest Weekend Earner Since Theaters Reopened

 /  Film  / 
The movie’s $14 million weekend box office suggests theaters in China are starting to recover after being closed for nearly six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

TikTok Parent ByteDance Could Counter Trump Order With Lawsuit

 /  Legal  / 
Executive orders from the White House banning two of the most popular Chinese-owned mobile apps are the latest escalation in a technological standoff between the United States and China. Read More

China’s Nascent Tech Sectors Need 10M Workers by 2025, Report Says

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Jobs involving artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and esports in particular will face worker shortages in the coming years. Read More

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