China’s Web Fiction Writers Strike Over Copyright Confusion

 /  News  / 
Fearing new leadership in their publishing group could lead to reduced rights and incomes, thousands of online authors protested by not updating their serialized novels. Read More

Chinese Minecraft Clone Yanked From App Stores Over Sexual Content

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Weeks after a whistleblower posted about Mini World: Block Art being a haven for erotica and sexual predators, the game is observing a period of “rectification.” Read More

From Isolated to Island-Hopping: China Embraces Animal Crossing

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As a deadly pandemic ravages the globe, gamers are turning to a new virtual diversion as a welcome escape from reality. Read More

Law Professor’s Quirky Lectures Attract Millions of Online Fans

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Viewers appreciate that behind Luo Xiang’s ridiculous stories and anecdotes is someone who reveres the sanctity of his profession. Read More

Winter Has Come for China’s Movie Extras

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
As a slowdown chills the Chinese film industry, actors are finding creative new ways to make a living. Read More

Chinese Audiences Debate Chinese-ness of ‘The Farewell’

 /  News  / 
Movie about Chinese culture, set in China, wows American audiences but flops in mainland premiere. Read More

Godfrey Gao’s Passing Ignites Debates about Media Industry’s Work Culture

 /  News  / 
The death of Godfrey Gao has sparked outrage over working conditions in China’s TV industry, due to its long hours, extreme stunts, and lax safety standards. Read More

League of Its Own: The Video Game That Shaped a Generation

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
A decade on from its release, the online video game ‘League of Legends’ has become a cultural touchstone for many Chinese millennials. Read More

A Chinese Drama Is Digitally Erasing Its Scandal-Plagued Actors

 /  News  / 
The producers of ‘Win the World’ say they’re replacing Fan Bingbing and Gao Yunxiang with stars who have yet to fall from grace. Read More

‘A Little Reunion’ Dives Headlong Into China’s Thorniest Themes

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The popular drama series has been well-received by viewers, who appreciate that it hasn’t shied away from weighty social issues. Read More


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