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Internal memo reveals tighter regulations on Chinese films and television dramas

Censorship of Chinese films and TV programs has been bad recently, and it’s about to get worse. That’s the takeaway…

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New list of video games banned from live-streaming, Tencent’s new game is spared

Video platforms are now banned from streaming more than 20 electronic games, according to a social media post (in Chinese) from…

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Chinese government says no to ‘mobile theaters’

Movies available on Smart Cinema On May 9, Beijing Digiwork Film Co. announced it was launching Smart Cinema, a app…

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Viral phenomenon Peppa Pig banned from short video app Douyin

On April 28, news broke that British cartoon character Peppa Pig had been banned by Douyin (抖音), one of China’s…

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The People’s Daily, just before Weibo revokes gay content ban: ‘Homosexuality is not a mental illness’

A rare piece of good news for freedom of expression in China: Sina Weibo, confronting a colossal backlash from the…

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Jokes app Neihan Duanzi shuttered by China’s media regulator for ‘vulgarity’

It seems like Jingri Toutiao (今日头条), one of China’s most popular news aggregators, just can’t catch a break these days.…

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Bytedance: Celebrating innovation while apologizing for its political crimes

Dear reader, Three things for you today, with the usual bunch of links at the bottom of the newsletter: 1.…

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Kuaishou takes down hundreds of videos featuring teen moms

Kuaishou, one of the biggest short video platforms in China, apologized (in Chinese) today after criticism of the company’s failure to censor…

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Tattoo ban latest humiliation for China’s beleaguered soccer team

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the week that was in the…

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No tattoos at the 2018 Strawberry Music Festival in Hangzhou

In January, we reported on China’s ban on hip-hop artists with tattoos appearing on television. The ban now seems to extend…

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China’s box office enjoys another record-smashing Spring Festival holiday

Moviegoing is a national pastime for the Chinese during Spring Festival, and this year more than ever. As of Wednesday, the…

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Beijing was awfully quiet this Chinese New Year’s Eve

2010 Four years ago, I wrote this about Chinese New Year’s Eve fireworks: There was a time, years ago, when…

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘surgery,’ ‘injection’ among blocked search terms as China cracks down on Elsagate

Several months ago, the American public was made aware of a category of video on YouTube featuring disturbing, creepy content,…

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Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala China’s top media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication,…

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Katy Perry’s Chinese fans lament her China ‘ban’

Katy Perry, the 33-year-old pop star lovingly nicknamed “Fruit Sister” by her Chinese fans, was reportedly barred from entering China…

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