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George Summers 2018-06-25
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Two smartphones with model numbers – PAR-AL00/TL00 had recently attained TENAA and 3C approvals in China probably last month.

These handsets are believed to be the Huawei Nova 3 variants that could launch soon in July.

Huawei has already hired a new popular Chinese music band, TFboys, to publicize the handset.

The company announced this on Weibo via a teaser that also showcases the rear of the Huawei Nova 3.

In addition, Huawei said that they will continue their new partnership with TFBoys and “join hands in creating a beautiful era of nova planet.”

The Huawei Nova 3e is the P20 Lite in disguise.

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Robert Carter 2017-06-21
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If you were in New York City’s Times Square on September 21 last year, there was a high chance that you would notice birthday messages for Karry Wang, the leader of idol group TFBoys from China, on 10 large screen advertisements purchased by his fans.

Just a month later, the Chinese fans placed large screen ads once again at the exact same spot in an effort to promote their idols, including another TFBoys member Roy Wang this time.

With the rapidly growing fan base in China, the entertainment industry, especially those companies dedicated to fan service, is making a huge fortune through this phenomenon.

Founded in 2005 in China, iFensi was known as a go-to place for fan services and was later acquired by a Korean entertainment company.

He assembled a new team and the business started to take off.

This not only shows success of Liu’s business strategies, but it also indicates that the fandom market in China has grown bigger than ever.

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John Larsen 2017-09-07
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On a scorching night in August, thousands of Chinese youngsters filled a grand stadium in Nanjing to celebrate the four-year anniversary of the Chinese boyband TFBoys.

Regrets over not making it in person materialized into 340 million units of virtual gifts sent through the live streams, all of which were run by Tencent that night: QQ Zone, QQ Video, QQ Music, WeSing, Kuwo, KuGou, and KuGou Live.

A user of the social network QQ Zone, for example, wouldn’t have to switch over to KuGou Live to watch her idol TFBoys.

“Our number of monthly active users accessing music is actually over 600 million, which means, at 15 million [paying subscribers], our conversion to subscription is still less than 3%,” says Vice President of TME Andy Ng in an interview with International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

And the music giant is already finding ways to lure Chinese people into paying something that used to be so easily free.

In July 2015, the government finally stepped up to order all internet music providers to delete their pirated content.

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Jose Rhoades 2017-06-16
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In China, it is getting easier for companies to earn money from fans.

On Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, the most shared post is not of an adorable animal video or some random social media post from a president of a certain country, but it is from a teenager who has millions of fans in China.

“I’m 15 years old today.

Wang is the leader of TFBoys, an extremely successful boyband that took China by storm since debuting in 2013.

The birthday message was posted in September 2014 and has been shared over 350 million times, remaining the most shared Weibo post according to Guinness World Records.

Those messages appeared in New York City’s Times Square on 10 large screens, on tour buses in Seoul, and in subway stations in Japan.

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Michael Wadsworth 2017-08-21
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TFBoys (加油男孩 or The Fighting Boys), an immensely popular teenage Chinese boy band whose members broke the Guinness world record for “the most reposted Weibo”, was just hired by Yixia, the company behind Weibo’s live streaming provider Yizhibo and China’s top video blogging app Miaopai.

The news was confirmed (in Chinese) by CEO Han Kun on his Weibo account.

Starting around 2015, China has seen a new wave of celebrities joining tech companies.

A look at their titles, however, reveals that their “positions” are merely nominal: Jay Chou as Chief Travel Planning Officer of tour operator Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR) and Chief Surprise Officer of Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS); Fan Bingbing as Chief Experience Officer of live streaming app Huajiao; and most recently Lin Gengxin as Chief Update Officer of online video platform iQIYI to make sure the platform uploads anime episodes on time.

The trend of celebrity joining companies as executives comes as a response to circumvent the newly amended China Advertising Law (in Chinese) effective from September 2015.

The law, with the aim to strengthen consumer protection, has led to stricter rules over celebrity endorsement and how health related commercials can be done.

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Issac Pierce 2016-07-29
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Image caption Matt Damon stars as the male protagonist in this American-Chinese science fantasy action film

The trailer for the film The Great Wall, which at $150m £113m is reportedly the most expensive Chinese production ever, has been released online.

Starring Matt Damon, the film is set 1,000 years ago and follows "an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure", goes the publicity material tease.

Also starring Willem Dafoe and Chinese superstars Andy Lau, Wang Junkai and Jing Tian and directed by Chinese megastar Zhang Yimou, it looks set to be the first big-budget, English-language Chinese blockbuster.

A brief glimpse of something monstrous attacking the Great Wall gives some hint of the answer, but on social media, people had another theory.

Asian actors out of Hollywood apparently," said one of the many people on Twitter picking up on the oddness of the lead role in a film about ancient China going to a white male Hollywood actor.

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George Summers 2018-06-25
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Two smartphones with model numbers – PAR-AL00/TL00 had recently attained TENAA and 3C approvals in China probably last month.

These handsets are believed to be the Huawei Nova 3 variants that could launch soon in July.

Huawei has already hired a new popular Chinese music band, TFboys, to publicize the handset.

The company announced this on Weibo via a teaser that also showcases the rear of the Huawei Nova 3.

In addition, Huawei said that they will continue their new partnership with TFBoys and “join hands in creating a beautiful era of nova planet.”

The Huawei Nova 3e is the P20 Lite in disguise.

John Larsen 2017-09-07
img

On a scorching night in August, thousands of Chinese youngsters filled a grand stadium in Nanjing to celebrate the four-year anniversary of the Chinese boyband TFBoys.

Regrets over not making it in person materialized into 340 million units of virtual gifts sent through the live streams, all of which were run by Tencent that night: QQ Zone, QQ Video, QQ Music, WeSing, Kuwo, KuGou, and KuGou Live.

A user of the social network QQ Zone, for example, wouldn’t have to switch over to KuGou Live to watch her idol TFBoys.

“Our number of monthly active users accessing music is actually over 600 million, which means, at 15 million [paying subscribers], our conversion to subscription is still less than 3%,” says Vice President of TME Andy Ng in an interview with International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

And the music giant is already finding ways to lure Chinese people into paying something that used to be so easily free.

In July 2015, the government finally stepped up to order all internet music providers to delete their pirated content.

Michael Wadsworth 2017-08-21
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TFBoys (加油男孩 or The Fighting Boys), an immensely popular teenage Chinese boy band whose members broke the Guinness world record for “the most reposted Weibo”, was just hired by Yixia, the company behind Weibo’s live streaming provider Yizhibo and China’s top video blogging app Miaopai.

The news was confirmed (in Chinese) by CEO Han Kun on his Weibo account.

Starting around 2015, China has seen a new wave of celebrities joining tech companies.

A look at their titles, however, reveals that their “positions” are merely nominal: Jay Chou as Chief Travel Planning Officer of tour operator Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR) and Chief Surprise Officer of Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS); Fan Bingbing as Chief Experience Officer of live streaming app Huajiao; and most recently Lin Gengxin as Chief Update Officer of online video platform iQIYI to make sure the platform uploads anime episodes on time.

The trend of celebrity joining companies as executives comes as a response to circumvent the newly amended China Advertising Law (in Chinese) effective from September 2015.

The law, with the aim to strengthen consumer protection, has led to stricter rules over celebrity endorsement and how health related commercials can be done.

Robert Carter 2017-06-21
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If you were in New York City’s Times Square on September 21 last year, there was a high chance that you would notice birthday messages for Karry Wang, the leader of idol group TFBoys from China, on 10 large screen advertisements purchased by his fans.

Just a month later, the Chinese fans placed large screen ads once again at the exact same spot in an effort to promote their idols, including another TFBoys member Roy Wang this time.

With the rapidly growing fan base in China, the entertainment industry, especially those companies dedicated to fan service, is making a huge fortune through this phenomenon.

Founded in 2005 in China, iFensi was known as a go-to place for fan services and was later acquired by a Korean entertainment company.

He assembled a new team and the business started to take off.

This not only shows success of Liu’s business strategies, but it also indicates that the fandom market in China has grown bigger than ever.

Jose Rhoades 2017-06-16
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In China, it is getting easier for companies to earn money from fans.

On Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, the most shared post is not of an adorable animal video or some random social media post from a president of a certain country, but it is from a teenager who has millions of fans in China.

“I’m 15 years old today.

Wang is the leader of TFBoys, an extremely successful boyband that took China by storm since debuting in 2013.

The birthday message was posted in September 2014 and has been shared over 350 million times, remaining the most shared Weibo post according to Guinness World Records.

Those messages appeared in New York City’s Times Square on 10 large screens, on tour buses in Seoul, and in subway stations in Japan.

Issac Pierce 2016-07-29
img

Image caption Matt Damon stars as the male protagonist in this American-Chinese science fantasy action film

The trailer for the film The Great Wall, which at $150m £113m is reportedly the most expensive Chinese production ever, has been released online.

Starring Matt Damon, the film is set 1,000 years ago and follows "an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure", goes the publicity material tease.

Also starring Willem Dafoe and Chinese superstars Andy Lau, Wang Junkai and Jing Tian and directed by Chinese megastar Zhang Yimou, it looks set to be the first big-budget, English-language Chinese blockbuster.

A brief glimpse of something monstrous attacking the Great Wall gives some hint of the answer, but on social media, people had another theory.

Asian actors out of Hollywood apparently," said one of the many people on Twitter picking up on the oddness of the lead role in a film about ancient China going to a white male Hollywood actor.