China’s Box Office Revenue Grew 5.4% in 2019, Bolstered by Domestic Films

 /  News  / 
China’s film box office revenue rose 5.4% to 64.3 billion yuan ($9.2 billion) in 2019, a slower rate than its 9% growth during the previous year, state news agency Xinhua reported Thursday. Read More

Bilibili Wins Exclusive Rights to Stream League of Legends Championship

 /  Game  / 
Chinese video platform Bilibili, known for its content targeting younger audiences, is hoping to boost its performance by expanding its esports offering. Read More

Chinese Video Streaming Service iQiyi Eyes Subscribers Abroad and Mulls Price Hikes at Home

 /  News  / 
Having gained a strong foothold in China, video streaming service iQiyi is now aiming to expand overseas. Read More

Video Firm Baofeng Loses Nearly All Employees in Wake of Flopped British Deal

 /  Money  / 
Almost all staff have left troubled online video service provider Baofeng Group Co. Ltd., which has been haunted by operational and financial challenges as it struggles to manage fallout from its involvement in a high-profile and ill-fated acquisition of British firm MP & Silva Holding SA. Read More

New Guidelines Restrict Play Time, Spending for Young Online Gamers

 /  Game  / 
One of China’s main game regulators has laid out new guidelines for minors, including limits on play time and spending, for the first time since its formation last year through the merger of several agencies. Read More

Gaming Giant Blizzard Gets Frosty Response to Hong Kong Gamer Ban

 /  Game  / 
Chinese social-media reaction to the news was rather more condemnatory of Chung’s actions than Western observers, with some users commending Blizzard for acting decisively on the issue. Read More

Toronto Festival Shows New Generation of Chinese Directors Is Coming of Age

 /  Opinion  / 
The 12 Chinese movies at September’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) succeeded in making an impact despite lacking the marketing fanfare of their Hollywood counterparts. Among the dozen films, three particularly stood out thanks to their gripping storylines, brilliant acting, and superb cinematography. Read More

Metals-Turned-Movie-Maker Collapses Amid Film Industry Downturn

 /  News  / 
A Chinese company that started life as a metals firm and transformed into a film studio betting on the domestic industry’s bright prospects has gone bust as the sector slows. Read More

In Depth: Is China’s Animation Industry Ready to Take Off?

 /  Animations  / 
China’s animation industry is on a rising path after a long period of slow growth, signaling huge market potential, analysts said. Investors are also turning to animation as production costs are lower without casts of real people and with relatively less regulatory risk. Read More

Douyin’s Short-Video Creators Get More Audience-Targeting Tools

 /  News  / 
The tools — including one for traffic optimization and a new content management system —will allow 10 million more people to make money on the platform in the next 12 months, said Zhi Ying, Douyin’s general manager for marketing. Read More

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