MUSIC

Is China’s Boy Band Boom Over?

Ten years ago, TFBoys spurred a boom in Chinese boy bands. But now fan fatigue, investor apathy, and the pandemic threaten to burst the pop star bubble.

STREET TALK

Netizen Takes on Fallen Celebs

When police detained Li Yifeng, his fans took to social media to vent

NEWS

Where Are They Now: The People Who Went Viral

From the “zipline girl” to the ex-thief with a catchphrase, here’s what happened to the ordinary people who became overnight sensations in the last 30 years

SOCIETY

The Top Brand Scandals of 2021

Sexist, discriminatory, and dishonest brands that met the wrath of Chinese consumers this year

ENTERTAINMENT

The Murky Management Companies Behind China’s Biggest Internet Stars

Li Ziqi, one of China’s most popular vloggers, has fallen out with her management company—what does that mean for the industry?

NEWS

Viral Week: Snowstorms Batter North China and Other Trending News

Northern China sees snowstorms and lowest temperatures for a decade, another scandal for pop idol Zhou Zhennan, esports team claim League of Legends World Championship—it’s Viral Week

ENTERTAINMENT

Will Reality TV Save Chinese Stand-Up Comedy?

Why did comedy show “Rock & Roast” get famous—and will its popularity last?

ENTERTAINMENT

China’s “Disappeared” Celebrities of 2021

The biggest Chinese celebs engulfed by scandal so far in 2021

NEWS

Viral Week: Crackdown on 'Sissy' Men and Other Trending News

Crackdown on 'sissy' male celebs, Paralympic gold for Sichuan earthquake survivor, UK student visa chaos—it's Viral Week

ENTERTAINMENT

The Economy of the Internet Celebrity

Understanding the obsession with making and breaking online celebrities

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