Headlines From China: With Podcasts, a Generation of Young Chinese Find Their Voice

With Podcasts, a Generation of Young Chinese Find Their Voice

The rise of audio is helping young Chinese storytellers explore contentious social issues, but some worry the medium’s growing mainstream appeal will spoil the fun. Podcasts have received an inadvertent boost from the deteriorating landscape of Chinese social media platforms, some of which have become inundated with hate speech, sensationalism, and promotional content, according to Fang Kecheng, an assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who researches digital media in China. Read more Sixth Tone

China Box Office: ‘F9’ Crosses $200M, ‘Cruella’ Opens Quietly

Universal’s F9 won its third consecutive weekend in China, adding $8.9 million for a $204.5 million running total, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The performance is Hollywood’s biggest in China during the pandemic era after Legendary’s Godzilla Vs. Kong topped out there with $188 million. Local ticketing app Maoyan projects F9 to run out of gas in China with around $215 million — a big number, but a dramatic downshift from the $392.8 million earned by franchise predecessor The Fate of The Furious in 2017.  Read more The Hollywood Reporter