Singer Kris Wu, a judge on the hit hiphop show Rap of China, released a new rap song titled “Skr” on July 30. Wu took to Weibo to explain that his latest creation was a “diss track”, expressing his respect for rap culture and his goal of combating cyber bullying with music.
Legend of the Demon Cat, Chen Kaige’s historical fantasy film based on Yoneyama Mineo’s Samana Kukai, transports viewers to the luxurious Tang capital of Chang’an, modern Xi’an.
Several Chinese app stores pulled video platform BiliBili’s app from their offerings after suffering another hard hit from government censors. Reports suggest the removal is strongly connected to state media outlet CCTV’s criticisms of its content.
2018 might not be the best year for a lot of things, but so far, it has been a blessing for one industry in China: Idol-making. It all started with two shows.
Although the Chinese national football team’s last World Cup appearance amounted to three losses during the Group Stage of 2002, the World Cup remains a popular event for Chinese fans that’s mingled with jokes, idol culture, beer and kabobs.
Rainbow flags fluttered around the world for Pride Month in June. One friend in New York shared a picture of the top of the Empire State Building lit in rainbow colors on WeChat Moments and tagged it “Happy and Proud.”
The eight-episode Produce 101 recently ended its two-month run on Tencent Video. A spinoff of its South Korean predecessor, Produce 101 debuted on April 21 with 101 young women competing to be the best performer with the guidance of Chinese celebrity mentors.
Momo was the top dating app on campus when I was in college a few years ago. Although it connected strangers, their limited interaction and short-term relationships earned it a reputation for being a “booty call app.” The more recent Tantan seems to offer a better user experience.
Fan Chengcheng is the younger brother of Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest stars in China today, and a celebrity in his own right with around 3 million followers on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. He recently participated in Idol Producer, an entertainment reality show popular among young girls.
The latest craze: Peppa Pig “Check this out!” It was our friend Xue. Approaching our table in the restaurant, she lifted her right arm and flashed a pink object on her wrist excitingly. “What the heck is this?!”