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Digital country life, and a new nickname for the Dallas Mavericks

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“Each day, farmer Liu live-streams video of his life in rural Sichuan Province to nearly 200,000 subscribers, who pay him the equivalent of $1,500 a month in virtual gifts — far more than anyone in his village has ever made.” NPR says that “offbeat content such as farmers doing their chores gets extra attention” in China and cites SupChina’s Jeremy Goldkorn for the reason: “It’s very difficult to get entertaining entertainment in China…the movies that are shown in the theaters and the stuff that is permitted on the internet are all highly censored, and as a result, highly predictable.”


Jiayun Feng

Jiayun was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allowed her to pursue a journalism career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.