China and Hollywood: Is the romance over?

China and Hollywood: Is the romance over?

By Jiayun Feng | December 12, 2019 Illustration by Derek Zheng It would be an understatement to say that 2016 was a killer year for Chinese billionaire Wáng Jiànlín 王健林. In October, Wang, the founder and chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, a sprawling Chinese...
Inside China’s ever-evolving censorship apparatus

Inside China’s ever-evolving censorship apparatus

By Jiayun Feng | August 23, 2019 Photo credit: The Paris Review Like many things within China, the country’s notorious censorship system is opaque. The government describes censorship with euphemisms like “content management” but they do not publish a list of rules or...
China’s gaming industry, explained

China’s gaming industry, explained

By Jiayun Feng | July 31, 2019 While China is set to lose the crown of the world’s largest gaming market to the U.S. in 2019, the industry’s growth in the past ten years is nothing short of phenomenal. With nearly 620 million players who spent over $37 billion...