Media Beat

China’s media environment moves fast. We follow breaking developments and policy signals, offering an inside look at trends as they emerge.

Media Beat

Big Data, Big Concerns

A near tragedy unfolding earlier this year on the outskirts of the bustling Chinese business hub of Shenzhen offered both a promise and a stark warning about the power of big data. Read More

Media Beat

Chinese Drama Shelved

Earlier this week, the much-awaited television drama White Dear Plain was pulled after airing just one episode. The drama's distributors suggested the decision was strategic, but the situation is unclear. Were regulators involved? Read More

Media Beat

Volcanoes and Peppers

After a report by state-run television exposing the indecent nature of some content on domestic live streaming platforms, Chinese authorities strike out against two start-ups, Pepper Live and Volcano Live. But is this really about indecency? Read More
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