Boosted by “Consumption Quotas,” Single Shatters Sales Records

 /  Celebrity  / 
Fans of Chinese pop star Xiao Zhan are feeling conflicted this week. They’re excited because their idol’s newly released single has broken all-time sales records, but they’re also smarting from criticism over the role they’ve played in the song’s success. Read More

China’s Facebook Is Back. Why Doesn’t Anyone Care?

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
Once valued at roughly $7.5 billion, Renren’s decline over the past decade is symbolic of the broader commercialization of social media spaces. Read More

China’s TV Regulator Moves to Deter Inflated Audience Data

 /  TV  / 
China’s top media regulator on Monday issued new regulations aimed at deterring companies and networks from manipulating their viewership data. Read More

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Trailer Wins Early Fans in China

 /  News  / 
Chinese netizens are enamored with the live-action film’s casting but less certain about its design choices. Read More

Chinese Disney Fans Decry Black ‘Little Mermaid’ Casting

 /  News  / 
Under the P.C.? Netizens object to the ‘politically correct’ and ‘disrespectful’ casting of Ariel in an upcoming adaptation of the Disney classic. Read More

New Sci-Fi Series Has Fans Asking, Can ‘Three-Body’ Be Filmed?

 /  News  / 
Liu Cixin’s best known work is getting a television adaptation. So why aren’t more fans celebrating? Read More

China Reacts to Fox, CGTN Anchors’ Trade War Debate

 /  News  / 
Aside from quibbles over whether interruptions were due to satellite delay or poor manners, many in China agree the exchange was productive for both sides. Read More

The Livestreamer Thriving in a Desolate Chinese Coal Town

 /  News  / 
A native of China’s northeast has found unlikely success with online videos broadcast from his desiccated hometown. Read More

The Literary Legacy of Louis Cha

 /  Opinion  / 
His literary creations were the embodiment of honor, bravery, and chivalry for generations of Chinese readers. Read More

Why China Shouldn’t Exorcise Its Ghost Stories

 /  Opinion  / 
China’s classical ghost stories teach us that not all hauntings are to be feared. Read More

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