As the ongoing controversy with the NBA over a team general manager’s tweet in support of Hong Kong has laid bare, foreign corporations and other entities operating in China face an increasingly erratic environment, where...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 29, 2019
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. All websites: Immediately find...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 9, 2016
Like other media, video games in China are subject to a wide range of political and moral content...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 29, 2014
Microsoft appears to have attracted the attention of Chinese business regulators, soon after the...
by Cindy | Apr 21, 2014
Asia’s largest Internet company Tencent, which reached a market value of more than US$100...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 21, 2013
Chinese authorities’ attitude toward video games has been mixed, with large industry subsidies on one hand and wariness of moral corrosion on the other. At the same time, The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports, the...
by Mengyu Dong | Aug 17, 2012
As some western Internet companies struggle, Tencent, the master in China’s soaring Internet market, is booming. From Paul Mozur and Juro Osawa at The Wall Street Journal: The share price of Tencent Holdings Ltd., 0700.HK +1.47%...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 3, 2011
Caixin notes that China’s already lucrative online gaming industry is awash with government subsidies: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd (NASDAQ:SNDA), China’s largest Internet gaming operator, booked 313 million...
by Samuel Wade | May 25, 2011
The Guardian reports on Chinese prisoners forced to work in “gold farms”: endlessly grinding through repetitive tasks in online games to accumulate in-game goods and currency which are then sold to players abroad. As...
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