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Perhaps to reverse Netease founder William Ding's "stingy" image? Netease decided to change its conservative attitude in investments and M&A – in a recent report from Bloomberg, Wang Yi, the Vice President of Netease Game, said: Netease Game is recruiting talents globally, and meanwhile also exploring investments and M&A of foreign studios. It is hoped…

Rap Battles! Young folks showing others how it’s done If you’re looking for how freestyling is done, your best bet is by watching the TV series, the Rap of China. The iQiyi produced network variety show not only went viral on WeChat and Weibo, it even became the new hot topic among those in the…

Recently, ACG("Anime, Comic and Games")has been so hot, it’s like the weather in Shanghai. Last month, Baidu hosted a 2017 2DMAX Baidu forums event; Tencent's comic convention QQ JOY was held in Chengdu; BiliBili (a Chinese online video streaming website) sold over 100 thousand tickets for an offline concert. The annual event "China Joy" has just concluded…

When China’s uber-rich zero in on an asset class—be it Los Angeles mansions, French vineyards, or European soccer players—they can quickly drown it in cash. But Beijing can take the punchbowl away just as quickly, as Silicon Valley discovered late last year when China’s central government tightened controls over capital leaving the country. That move…

In the area of attracting female gamers, perhaps US gaming companies could learn from Tencent. According to recent data, the game King of Glory developed by Tencent has reached the highest percentage of female gamers in hardcore versus games. Based on data provided by internet consulting company Jiguang and supported by IDG,by last May of…

Li Zhifei has spent his professional career cross-pollinating the world’s two most vibrant innovation ecosystems. Born in central China at the dawn of reform and opening, Li graduated college in China and dove headfirst into the country’s dot com boom of the early 2000s. When that bubble burst, he headed to Johns Hopkins University for…

BEIJING — What worries you about the coming world of artificial intelligence? Too often the answer to this question resembles the plot of a sci-fi thriller. People worry that developments in A.I. will bring about the “singularity” — that point in history when A.I. surpasses human intelligence, leading to an unimaginable revolution in human affairs.…