Chinese Video Streamer Says Internal Review Debunks Fraud Claims

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese video streaming firm iQiyi said in a statement on Monday that its internal review into the financial fraud allegations made by American short seller Wolfpack Research “did not uncover any evidence that would substantiate the allegations.” Read More

Top Japanese Lawmaker Suggests TikTok Sells Local Business to Address Security Concerns

 /  Legal  / 
Japan is tightening the screws on the embattled TikTok, with a top lawmaker suggesting that changing the ownership of the ByteDance-owned short video app’s Japan business could help address mounting data security concerns. Read More

TikTok Parent ByteDance Could Counter Trump Order With Lawsuit

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Executive orders from the White House banning two of the most popular Chinese-owned mobile apps are the latest escalation in a technological standoff between the United States and China. Read More

Thousands of Games Removed From Apple’s China App Store

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The purge is part of an attempt by regulators to close an iOS loophole that allowed games to be released before obtaining a required license. Read More

China’s Internet Regulator Wants Online Fan Groups to Simmer Down

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A new two-month campaign from the Cyberspace Administration of China will strictly monitor minors’ online activities. Called Clear & Bright, the initiative aims to prohibit children from accessing and posting violent or pornographic content, or “inappropriate cartoons” that have a bad influence on teenagers, as well as “worshipping idols without a bottom line.” Read More

Embattled Leshi Forced to Sell Smart TV, Livestreaming Trademarks

 /  Legal  / 
Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp. was forced to sell key trademarks including “Super TV”, the name of the company’s flagship smart television, on Monday. Read More

Short Seller Accuses IQiyi of Revenue Fraud

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A short seller firm has accused Chinese video-streaming platform Iqiyi of reporting inflated revenue figures and user numbers in 2019, following just days after US-listed Luckin Coffee’s explosive revenue fraud disclosure on Thursday. Read More

China to Allow Foreign Streaming Services? Not so Fast.

 /  Legal  / 
On closer examination, though, all that happened was that the Beijing Municipal Government had issued a release mentioning a plan to allow foreign investment into VPN services as part of some sort of limited pilot scheme. Read More

Is China Future Fertile Ground for Celebrity “Disgrace Insurance”?

 /  Legal  / 
SpottedRisk offers “disgrace insurance” for Western entertainment companies and commercial brands. Will this ever catch on in China? Read More

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