Podcast | How China’s Micro-Dramas Spread At Home and Abroad

What‘s it like working in China’s micro-drama industry as producers and apps spread the ultrashort format abroad?


High Stakes in Short Takes: China’s Booming Micro-Drama Business

Insider anxiety, regulatory scrutiny, and widespread criticism challenge the micro-drama industry in sustaining its billion-dollar saga


Parallel Worlds: How A Lifestyle App Shed Light on China’s Education Gap

Anxiety has grown among China’s rural students as the internet provides them with glimpses into the lives of their more privileged urban peers


Podcast | China’s Booming Web Novel Industry

Industry insiders and fans discuss China’s web novel craze, its origins, and the impact of AI


China’s Year in Gaming News

A look back at 2023 in Chinese video games, a year marked by farewells, e-sports debuts, and much-hyped new titles.


Digital Babysitters: Battling Phone Addiction in China’s Rural Schools

The growth of cellphone addiction among China’s “left-behind” children and the researchers and teachers fighting against it


China’s Most Infamous Online Beauty Contest Gets an Unexpected Winner

Does a Go player’s crowning as “Hupu Goddess” signal that men in China are choosing brains over looks?


How China’s Seniors Got Hooked on Short Video Influencers

The suspension of a short video channel throws the spotlight on how influencers attract elderly users and the risks seniors face online


Why Are Chinese Websites Stuck in 2003?

And do people even care about websites in China’s mobile-centric society?


The Rise and Fall of China’s OG Social Media Platforms

With the rise of short video, some of China’s earliest social media platforms have reached the end of their journey, with a few even transforming into a hub for misogynistic content