How the TV Stole Spring Festival

First airing live in 1983, CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala didn’t just change TV—it changed the way China celebrates the Lunar New Year

Best (and Worst) Shows of 2021

From a gritty epic about rural poverty to an outrageous cat-poisoning scene, here are the TV shows on everyone’s radar this year


Roasted and Burned

China's comedy roast show is tame yet controversial


K-Pop with Weight

Produce Pandas, a new boy band with facial hair and broad waistlines, challenge conventions and win LGBT hearts


Provincial TV station scolded for being too entertaining

More wholesome, pro-Party shows needed, regulators tell TV networks


Chinese Sci-Fi on Screen

China’s sci-fi tradition is mostly in novel form, but it occasionally makes it way to screens big and small


Streaming Sites For Every Occasion

It can be hard to watch your favorite movies and TV shows behind the great firewall. We’re here to help.


The Viral Week That Was: Ep 109

Photoshop-fu, Chinese films at Worldfest, streaming TV in China, and progress on cancer? It’s Viral Week


How many Journeys to the West have you seen?

Monkey King returns again…and again…and again…


Show of the Week: In the Name of the People

TV’s hottest anti-corruption drama includes scenes once thought forbidden