Chinese game live streaming IPO shows speed of development in the industry

Last Friday, Huya, the game streaming arm of YY, raised $180 million with its initial public offering on the New York…


Tencent and Baidu make strides into already-crowded short video market

Kuaishou and Douyin may currently be among the frontrunners in China’s short video streaming industry, but new entrant…


China removes 370 live-streaming apps, cracks down on online games

On April 17, 2018, local media reported that China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism had inspected over 4,900…


Alibaba acquires stake in Wanda Film as the entertainment conglomerate scales back on debt

Yesterday, real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group announced (in Chinese) that it had sold a…


A mobile game about a traveling frog becomes surprise hit in China

Travel Frog, or Tabi Kaeru, a Japanese mobile game about rearing a pet frog and supplying him with equipment to travel,…