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?!”
You may have overheard two middle-aged men talking about Peppa Pig on the bus in China. Videos of people getting Peppa Pig tattoos and Peppa Pig watches are going viral on Chinese short video platforms.
Media around the world has buzzed enough about WeChat’s innovative features, yet few had deconstructed WeChat’s success to its basics. Yan and I were reading the recent Facebook scandal and the consequently #deletefacebook movement, suddenly, our thoughts went wild: It is no news that WeChat, China’s biggest social app, is invading our privacy too. Will there ever be a #deletewechat…
iQIYI’s online show “Idol Producer” takes 100 out of 1908 trainees from 87 entertainment agencies all over Asia, and picks 9 winners by public votes to form a new boy group.
In April 2017, we wrote a post about mic-shouting in which mentioned Kuaishou, a video app where this singing/rapping style initially flourished. The writing experience taught us two things: we were incapable of appreciating mic-shouting as an art form, and we were trapped, deeply yet subconsciously, in a prejudice bubble. Eleven months later, Yan and I still have Kuaishou…
Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. The top scientist has memorable stories in China.
Nanjing University has announced the establishment of its Artificial Intelligence School, dedicated to building a first-class base for fundamental artificial intelligence research and talent development.
The 2018 Spring Festival broke numerous records in the film business.
The Chinese New Year’s Eve Gala was surprising as Chinese AI made an spectacular debut for 40 seconds.
More and more foreign figures send greetings to the Chinese people for the Spring Festival.
Exciting graphics, a sharable nature and easy gameplay have made “Travel Frog” a hit across China. Though not addictive, the game leaves players interested and wanting more.