Article by Kristie Originally appears on Walk The Chat Illustration by Yukai Du The short video craze is reaching new heights in mainland China. But what’s happening outside? As you may know, Tik Tok is the king of short video Apps oversea. What is Tik … Continue readingdid TikTok become the first Chinese App to succeed oversea?
This article appears in TheCut The Lil Tay fairy tale begins not with “Once upon a time” but “YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT IT IS.” If you were on Instagram or the internet at all last spring, you very well may. Her toilet, Lil Tay announced, … Continue readingChinese Tiger Mom (and Brother) Create “Internet flexing” Child Meme
Article originally appears on Dragon Social With the rise of Weibo, beauty industry influencers called KOL (Key Opinion Leaders) are the latest trend and a booming business! Sharing make up tips and beauty products through a combination of pictures and videos in China is the … Continue readingTop 10 China Fashion & Beauty Influencers/KOLs (2019)
article originally appears in Sixthtone SICHUAN, Southwest China — In most Chinese bookstores, there’s a section of bright pink books instructing women on how to be a good housewife or find a man before they hit 30. But at an out-of-the-way underground art space some … Continue readingArtist Brings ‘Haha-Then-Aha’ Moments to China’s Gender Debate
Article originally appears in Walkthechat On Tuesday 15th of January, WeChat blocked 3 competing Apps on their launch day: Liantianbao (聊天宝) – formerly called Bullet Messenger, Duoshan (多闪) – launched by Tencent’s archenemy ByteDance, and Matong MT (马桶MT) – launched by Ringo.AI. Is this approach to … Continue readingWhy Does WeChat Block Competitors, While Facebook Doesn’t?
Originally article by Michele Galeotto designhotpot Global luxury brands are trying very hard to conquer the Chinese market, fit in the local culture and engage with the consumers and their ever-changing behavior. While some brands appear to be succeeding in creating a real dialogue with … Continue readingWhat can we learn from the D&G China PR disaster?
article originally appears in Sixthtone A popular Chinese video-streaming site has become the subject of fierce criticism online for censoring a fashion accessory: men’s earrings. Netizens have voiced their anger after the earrings of several male celebrities were blurred in shows streaming on iQiyi. Images … Continue readingReporting Blurred Men’s Earrings on Video Site iQiyi Draws Criticism
Microblogging site Weibo — one of China’s most widely used social platforms — says that in order to discourage fraudulent activity, it will cap the number of shares and comments it displays at 1 million for most accounts. According to an announcement posted Tuesday by … Continue readingWeibo Caps Share, Comment Counts on Influential Users’ Posts
Article originally appeared in RADII The multi-faceted Chinese censorship machinery has been on a major internet sweep for a little while now — plenty of background on that here — yet one of the more contentious areas of focus has been online video content, due in part to … Continue readingShamanic Rituals and Shaking Shoes: Here’s What Censors Are Looking For on China’s Short Video Apps
originally appeared in thebeijinger blog For the past five years, British photographer Cameron Hack has set out to document ordinary people in China. His project, Humans of China, got off to a modest start with Hack often choosing a single photo of his subject and … Continue readingOne Photographer’s Mission to Find the Last Women in China With Bound Feet