TECHNOLOGY

Pixel Passion: Stories of Hope and Hustle From China’s Indie Game Makers

Small game developers vie for creative and commercial success in an industry often blurring the line between work and leisure

BUSINESS

12 Hours in the Lipstick King’s E-Commerce Empire

Amid the fervor of Singles Day, a 12-hour livestream with e-commerce luminary Li Jiaqi unveils his many talents beyond mere marketing savvy

LANGUAGE

Will ChatGPT Really Kill the Chinese Translation Industry?

Four translators and interpreters talk about the impact new technologies like generative AI are having on their work and future career prospects

LIFE

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

TECHNOLOGY

Why Are Chinese Websites Stuck in 2003?

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

TECHNOLOGY

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

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TECHNOLOGY

Net Nostalgia: Remembering the Glory Days of China’s Internet Cafes

Some millennials still visit China’s internet cafes for a nostalgia hit, but that won’t be enough to sustain the “wangba” industry

TECHNOLOGY

Last Logout: The Memories Left Behind When World of Warcraft Ended in China

When World of Warcraft ended in China earlier this year, players lost more than just a computer game

TECHNOLOGY

Taobao Terror: When Gamified E-Commerce Took Over My Life

How a tabby cat mini-game helped transform China’s e-commerce ecosystem...not always for the better