China’s Nascent Tech Sectors Need 10M Workers by 2025, Report Says

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Jobs involving artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, and esports in particular will face worker shortages in the coming years. Read More

Can Douyin, China’s Version of TikTok, Help China’s LGBT Community?

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The Beijing LGBT Center recently opened an account on Douyin, the domestic version of TikTok, attracting over 2,400 followers and featuring short videos that address misconceptions about the LGBTQ+ community. Read More

Are China’s Pretty Little Rebels Woke or Nope?

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Despite all-female idol shows trying to break from tradition, critics argue that producers and viewers aren’t yet ready for a complete overhaul. Read More

Viral Youth Day Video Gets Lukewarm Reception Among Young Chinese

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Many say the campaign is high on style and low on substance, and does not faithfully represent the young generation. Read More

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

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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

Taobao Removes Animal Crossing Listings From Its Marketplace

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Taobao has taken down physical copies of Japanese game maker Nintendo’s widely popular video game Animal Crossing from its marketplace. Why it matters: The game, running on Nintendo’s Switch video game console, has taken the world by storm after the release of its latest in a series, New Horizons, last month—while a global pandemic has forced the world to Read More

Brand Film Pick: Kuaishou’s Supporting Role in Coronavirus Documentary

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The short video platform Kuaishou’s rise to mainstream prominence has coincided with the coronavirus outbreak, which has created new opportunities for it to emerge stronger from the crisis 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

China’s Twitch Hoping to Turn Men on to Livestreamed E-Commerce

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Many of the people tuning in to China’s commercial livestreams are women. Live gaming platform Douyu is looking to appeal to a different demographic. Read More

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