Headlines From China: Awards Keep Coming for iQiyi Productions

Awards Keep Coming for iQiyi Productions

It’s not the first time original iQiyi productions have been recognized at global award festivals. Last year, its suspense thriller “The Bad Kids” won the Asia Content Awards’ Best Creative Award and Newcomer Actor Award at the 25th Busan International Film Festival. iQiyi’s Light On platform primarily broadcasts short suspense dramas, and has cultivated many loyal fans since the release of “The Bad Kids,” “The Long Night” and “The Pavilion.” Read more SHINE

China’s Video Gaming Crackdown: 2021 Revenue Growth Slows Sharply Amid Teenage Play Limits and New Licence Suspensions

China’s video games market had its slowest revenue growth in three years in 2021 amid Beijing’s crackdown on the industry while the number of players stagnated, according to an industry report released on Thursday. The number of gamers in China also plateaued, with the number of gamers rising by just 0.22 per cent to 66.6 million gamers this year compared with growth of 3.7 per cent in 2020, according to the report. The GPC report was released at the annual China Game Industry Annual Conference, attended by regulators and company representatives. Read more South China Morning Post