TikTok declines to testify to Congress about China ties

By Tony Xu

Nov 4, 20191 min read Screenshot of TikTok’s official website. (Image credit: TikTok)Leadership of short video app TikTok has declined to testify at a congressional hearing that will explore privacy and security concerns brought by social platforms …

Anime video platform Bilibili is beta testing paid courses

By Tony Xu

Oct 31, 20191 min read Anime video-streaming website Bilibili on Wednesday started beta testing a paid course system, marking the platform’s entry into China’s online learning market, media outlet 36Kr reported.
Why it matters: As mobile game revenu…

Who’s who in the battle for streaming

By China Film Insider

In the first half of this two-part series, we looked at some of the broad industry considerations that brand owners should be aware of as they consider working with Chinese video streaming services. This week, we look at a group of seven key playe…

Kuaishou launches curated short video app Taizan

By Tony Xu

Oct 29, 20191 min read Douyin rival Kuaishou has recently launched “Taizan,” a short video platform that features curated content from Kuaishou, media outlet TechPlanet reported.
Why it matters: In addition to boosting daily active users (DAUs) of i…