As the authorities get increasingly nervous about the rise of the “Fan Economy” and the influence of the stars at its center, show creators are having to come up with new ways for light entertainment to meet the heavier demands of the widely-touted “New Era”. Read More
Chinese variety shows "Idol Producer" and "Producer 101" have quickly garnered a massive social media following of the contestants. Seeing the phenomenal reach of the shows as well as the quick and free traffic associated with these contestants, luxury brands have initiated collaborations. Read More
Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More
You can love or hate Kris Wu, but you can’t ignore him. With over 27 million Weibo followers and another 5.6 million Instagram fans, the 27-year-old actor-singer-songwriter is one of the most influential superstars in China. Read More
Central Kitchen (中央厨房), a media hub affiliate to the Communist Party’s official paper People’s Daily, launched a 104-second video campaign, which has taken the country’s social media by storm. Read More
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