Chinese Gaming Tycoon Dies After Suspected Poisoning

 /  Legal  / 
Yoozoo Games is best known for its Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming game, as well as its upcoming movie adaptation of popular sci-fi novel series “The Three-Body Problem.” Read More

How China’s E-Commerce Giants Enable Illegal Online Gambling

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Gamblers have funneled over $100 billion through Chinese tech platforms during the pandemic. Now, the police are cracking down. Read More

U.K.’s Premier League Ends China Soccer Coverage Agreements

 /  News  / 
The U.K.’s Premier League terminated a 650 million pound ($861.6 million) agreement for the broadcast of English soccer matches in China amid growing political tension between the two countries. Read More

Tencent Pushes for Merger That Would Create $10 Billion Chinese Twitch

 /  Game  / 
China’s answer to Amazon's Twitch — the wildly popular streaming site where gamers broadcast themselves — is the powerful duopoly of DouYu and Huya. Read More

Video Streamer iQiyi Eyeing Southeast Asian, Middle East Expansion, Executive Says

 /  Headlines From China  / 
Chinese video streaming giant iQiyi is deepening localization in Southeast Asia with plans to establish local teams in East Asia and the Middle East in future. Read More

Shanghai Film Festival Rekindles Childhood Memories with Outdoor Screenings

 /  Film  / 
Movie lovers in Shanghai are reliving childhood memories by attending outdoor screenings free of charge this summer. The 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) which opened last weekend, is one of the largest in East Asia, and has shifted outdoors as the city hosts around 150 screenings in major commercial areas and community centers. Read More

TikTok Unveils $200 Million Fund to Help U.S.-Based Users Make Money Amid Ban Threat

 /  Money  / 
TikTok has announced the launch of a $200 million fund to encourage U.S.-based “influencers” to create more content, even as the Trump administration threatens a ban. Read More

Youku Taps Into Designer Toys Trend With New Streaming Show

 /  News  / 
China's answer to YouTube has taken the country's collectible toy trend to the next level, launching a live-streamed variety show where celebrities hype and sell them. Read More

Can Douyin, China’s Version of TikTok, Help China’s LGBT Community?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
The Beijing LGBT Center recently opened an account on Douyin, the domestic version of TikTok, attracting over 2,400 followers and featuring short videos that address misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Sequoia China Leads Nearly $100m Round in Storytelling App Kuaidian

 /  Money  / 
Kuaidian, a Chinese storytelling mobile app that offers an immersive experience through dialogue-based, text-message reading format, has closed nearly $100 million in a Series C round of financing led by Sequoia Capital China. Read More

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