Headlines From China: iQIYI Ushers in Next-Generation of Entertainment with Chinese Girl Group THE9’s Debut Extended Reality (XR) Concert

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iQIYI Ushers in Next-Generation of Entertainment with Chinese Girl Group THE9's Debut Extended Reality (XR) Concert. Read More

These Global Brands Are Conquering The Virtual World

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In today’s post-pandemic reality, the virtual realm offers limitless and safe ways for luxury houses to connect with consumers in China and beyond. Read More

Under Pressure From Advocates, WeChat Emoji Quits Smoking

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An iconic emoji on China’s most widely used social network has given up smoking. Read More

CCI Take: TikTok Is a Content-Commerce Conduit for Global Gen Z

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Amid the whiplash-inducing news surrounding TikTok’s future in the United States, which has left even the company itself struggling to understand its future status, the Bytedance-owned app continues to move forward with monetization efforts in international markets (with the obvious exception of India) as it gains popularity among the increasingly lucrative Gen Z demographic.  Read More

TikTok and Sister App Douyin Retain Crown as World’s Most Downloaded Non-Game App

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Last month, TikTok, and its sister app Douyin, were downloaded 66 million times globally, representing a year-on-year increase of 9.5%, according to a report by research firm SensorTower. Read More

TikTok Invites U.K. Lawmakers to Review Content Moderation Over Ties to Beijing

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TikTok’s U.K. branch has invited local lawmakers to review its algorithm and how it moderates content in an attempt to earn the trust of British policymakers who believe Beijing exerts influence on the short video app’s content moderation process, according to a report by CNBC. Read More

ByteDance Goes on Hiring Frenzy in China

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ByteDance is embarking on a hiring spree in China despite facing pushback in some of its overseas markets as the company accelerates its business expansion. Read More

Not Just Trending Videos, ByteDance Invests in E-Literature Firm IReader

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ByteDance is further expanding into the e-book market with a sizable investment in one of China’s largest digital literature companies. Read More

The New Frontier in Content Commerce: Platform-Driven TV Gala Shows

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In recent years, China’s big e-commerce players have partnered with major satellite networks to produce gala shows that promote major sales events such as Singles’ Day and the 618 Shopping Festival, and now, we are seeing more of these splashy programs being developed to heighten the buzz around competing platforms and boost sales through entertainment content.  Read More

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