Headlines from China: Chinese Short-video Platforms Strive to Conquer India


Chinese Short-video Platforms Strive to Conquer India

After taking China by storm, short-video apps are now conquering India.Thanks to Indian people’s love for audio and video content and top Chinese short-video platforms’ aggressive overseas expansion, an increasing number of people in Indian become active users of short-video apps, such as TikTok, Like and VivaVideo. According to a research report by Google, about 75% of mobile data in India is used to stream video content. In addition, a chain of related businesses are being developed because of the rise of short-video apps. Fox example, Celebrity Face is a company that trains short-video content creators about how to gain followers and become celebrities. However, Chinese companies’ expansions in India are not all smooth-sailing. Due to expensive office rental, labor costs and fierce competition, expanding in India requires significant investments and Chinese short-video companies are not expecting to make a profit anytime soon. Read more on Ent Group

Hit Thai Movie ‘Friend Zone’ Set for August 2 China Release

Friend Zone, a hit romantic drama film from Thailand, has been set to release in China on August 2, according to sources familiar with the matter. Starring Naphat Siangsomboon and Pimchanok Leuwisetpaiboon, the film is produced by the same crew that produced the 2017 box office hit ‘bad genius.’ In the film, the two protagonists wander along an unclear relationship between friends and lovers for over 10 years. Read more on Mtime