In a Market Far, Far Away, ‘Star Wars’ Launches Chinese Web Novel

 /  Novel  / 
With its first original “Star Wars” story in Mandarin, Disney has new hope of finally building a China fan base for the sci-fi franchise. Read More

‘Zelda Clone’ Wins Game of the Year Honors From Apple, Google

 /  Game  / 
While Chinese-developed role-playing game Genshin Impact has been a critical and commercial success, some say it borrows heavily from Switch hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Read More

China’s ‘Immoral’ Celebrities Could Be Banned From Livestreaming

 /  Livestreaming  / 
A notice from the country’s media regulator suggests public figures who get caught with drugs or prostitutes could be barred from streaming, but some are worried about its vague wording. Read More

Chinese City Sponsors $30,000 Esports Tournament for Residents

 /  Esports  / 
The event will be open to local teams of amateur gamers hoping to be crowned Shanghai’s top League of Legends and Honor of Kings talents. Read More

How Shanghai Summoned the World’s Esports Athletes Amid COVID-19

 /  Esports  / 
After canceling a string of high-profile sports events in 2020, the Chinese city made an exception to host the League of Legends World Championship. Read More

Future Nostalgia: China’s Video Games Plug Into Ancient Culture

 /  Game  / 
Developers are using a modern medium to resurrect centuries-old traditions, as the industry responds to a rising tide of patriotism. Read More

The Show Must Go On: How Cirque de Soleil Survived China’s Lockdown

 /  News  / 
For the Canadian firm’s newest troupe, keeping the show running through 2020 has been a monumental challenge — especially as several key acrobats are stuck outside China. Read More

ChinaJoy 2020: Cute Cosplayers, High-Tech Gadgets, Lots of Face Masks

 /  Event Recaps  / 
Though pandemic-related travel restrictions dampened early excitement for Asia’s biggest digital entertainment expo, hundreds of millions attended this year’s four-day event either in person or virtually. Read More

Debuting to Rave Reviews, Chinese Drama ‘The Bad Kids’ Cuts Deep

 /  Streaming  / 
Directed by a former punk rocker, the wildly popular psychological thriller is driven by complex characters, including three children who inadvertently film a cold-blooded murder. Read More

Uzi, China’s League of Legends Legend, Retires at 23

 /  Game  / 
The beloved gamer, affectionately called “Puppy” by his legion of fans, had suffered health setbacks including arm pain and diabetes. Read More


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