Features For a Top Influencer, This Year’s Hottest Shade Is China Red

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Livestreamer Li Jiaqi has risen to become China’s most powerful influencer. Read More

Why China’s Kids Can’t Quit Online Gaming

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What parents and the state see as a threat to the next generation, kids see as a rare chance for validation and success outside of school. Read More

Jia Zhangke and the Stories Men Tell Themselves

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The director’s latest documentary suffers from a fixation on the self-mythologizing of ordinary men. Read More

Chinese Social Sites Ban Online Influencers Capitalizing on Buddhism

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Several state media outlets have criticized the trend dubbed “foyuan” for turning religion into a profit-making tool. Read More

‘Squid Game’ Merchandise Is a Hit on Chinese E-Commerce Sites

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The popular Netflix series is, however, unavailable in China. Read More

ByteDance Has a New Educational Video App for Young Users

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Xiao Qu Xing is only available for users under the age of 21, who can use the platform for around 30 minutes per day. Read More

China Takes Aim at Growing TV Adaptations of ‘Boys’ Love’ Novels

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Regulators warned producers from indulging in series that hype romance between male characters to seek profit. Read More

Qianlong Emperor: The Worst Poet in Chinese History?

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The longest-lived ruler of the Qing dynasty wrote 43,000 poems in his lifetime, most of them bad. Read More

China’s Newest Boy Band Called ‘Absurd’ for Being Too Young

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Critics say minors shouldn’t be used as a tool to make money for companies. Read More

Audiences Want Female-Centric TV Dramas to Be More Realistic

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“Remembrance of Things Past” has been praised for steering away from stereotypes, but some viewers say the genre still has room for improvement. Read More

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