Douyin rival acquires anime and video sharing platform Acfun

Douyin rival, short video sharing and live streaming platform Kuaishou (快手),…


WeChat removes short-lived ban on all mainstream video and music platforms

WeChat rolled out tightened restrictions on sharing external audiovisual links…


China Tech Talk 44: Short video and China’s hottest app

John and Matt talk about Douyin, the breakout short video app of 2017, how it…


Huoshan latest video platform to clean up vulgar content

Huoshan (火山小视频), the short video platform backed by Toutiao, has temporarily…


Watermelon Video halts uploads and comments

Chinese entertainment app Watermelon Video (西瓜视频) has barred new mobile video…


Tencent

Tencent suspends video playback in its messaging apps

Tencent has suspended the ability to play short videos in its WeChat and QQ…


Toutiao and 3 other news apps taken down from Chinese app stores

Four of China’s most popular news apps have disappeared from Chinese app stores…


Kuaishou is hiring more people to filter content after crackdown on "vulgar" content

Kuaishou, a leading short video platform in China, is planning to add around…


China is serious about cleaning up Jinri Toutiao and Kuaishou this time

China's regulator for the media and entertainment sector, SAPPRFT (State…


Short video platforms Douyin, Kuaishou accused of showing counterfeit products

Chinese short video platform such as Douyin and Kuaishou are being criticized…