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Past articles by Zheping:

Tencent in talks with EA to bring hit battle royale game Apex Legends to China

Tencent Holdings, which runs the world’s biggest video games business by revenue, is in talks with Electronic Arts (EA) to bring the US publisher’s new hit title Apex Legends to China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.... → Read More

Chinese high school students create daring sex education game, earning positive reviews on Steam

A group of Chinese teenagers have created a video game about sex education – a topic still taboo in mainland China – earning positive reviews on the US-based video game distribution platform Steam.... → Read More

China’s most popular app is a propaganda tool teaching Xi Jinping Thought

A slick tool for teaching “Xi Jinping Thought” has become the most popular smartphone app in China, as the country’s ruling Communist Party launched a new campaign that calls on its cadres to immerse themselves in the political doctrine every day.... → Read More

Cryptocurrency 101: What is a stable coin?

Amid a collapse in the digital asset market in 2018, which saw bitcoin lose 80 per cent of its value, many investors have moved into stable coins, which have been described as the “holy grail” of cryptocurrencies. Here is what you need to know about stable coins:... → Read More

From reality show dating to rapping: How China’s cryptocurrency stars are coping with the prolonged bear market

There are many ways to measure the bursting of the cryptocurrency bubble last year: Bitcoin was down 80 per cent from its peak; over 900 digital tokens became worthless; the vaporised value of digital assets exceeded US$600 billion.... → Read More

Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges seek reverse mergers in Hong Kong as IPO plans of bitcoin mining rig makers falter

The world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges are looking at reverse mergers in Hong Kong, as hopes dim for bitcoin mining rig makers’ plans to go public in the city.... → Read More

Tencent, NetEase get new video game licences after nine-month freeze, clearing cloud of uncertainty

Tencent Holdings and NetEase, which run China’s two biggest video game operations, received their first new game licences after a nine-month freeze by Chinese regulators, removing the cloud of uncertainty over these firms’ main revenue source. ... → Read More

Hong Kong exchange head clarifies listing rules as IPO hopes dim for cryptocurrency giant Bitmain

Companies seeking to go public in Hong Kong should show consistency in their business models, according to Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia, who was speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday.... → Read More

Tencent, NetEase miss out again as Chinese government approves third round of video game licences

China’s gaming regulator has licensed a new batch of video games as the government body resumes work after a nine-month freeze, but titles from Tencent Holdings and NetEase are still absent from the list.... → Read More

How Chinese cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is weathering the prolonged bitcoin bear market

Beijing-based Huobi is still profitable each month but is laying off people, says exchange unit CEO → Read More

200 million resumes of Chinese jobseekers leaked, cybersecurity researcher says

A mega database with more than 200 million resumes of Chinese jobseekers has been leaked in one of the biggest China-related data exposures ever, according to European bug bounty platform HackenProof.... → Read More

A wacky video game about throwing people off the roof is a hit in China thanks to viral videos on Douyin

In China, mobile games and short-video apps are going head-to-head for the attention of millennials. But sometimes, they too can help each other out.... → Read More

Bitmain’s two founders to step aside as Chinese cryptocurrency giant taps software coder as new CEO

Bitmain Technology, the world’s biggest maker of cryptocurrency mining rigs, is poised to name a new CEO to replace company co-founders Wu Jihan and Zhan Ketuan, people with knowledge of the matter said.... → Read More

China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, satire and sexual moaning

Chinese authorities have introduced detailed regulations covering the country’s thriving short video industry, singling out 100 categories of banned content, from smearing the image of Communist Party leaders to sexual moaning, in the latest ongoing effort to clean up its cyberspace that has more than 800 million users.... → Read More

China’s cryptocurrency giants Bitmain and Huobi plan lay-offs amid bear market

Two of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency companies have confirmed lay-off plans amid an industry crunch that has seen US$170 billion wiped off bitcoin’s market value this year.... → Read More

Want to learn how to cook turkey or dance around the Christmas tree? Festive video games to look out for

It’s not a party without the Mario Party franchise. The latest instalment for Switch features up to four players rolling dice and moving around four board-like maps → Read More

China resumes video game approvals after 9-month freeze: government official

The Chinese government has resumed the approval of video games after a nine month freeze in the process, sending a much-needed message of hope to the world’s biggest gaming market. ... → Read More

Armour-clad Monkey King: China’s Iron Man knock-off pulled from Tencent Video amid backlash

The latest film adaptation of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, which features an armour-clad Monkey King, has been pulled from Tencent Holdings’ streaming video service after being criticised for copying Marvel Studios’ Iron Man.... → Read More

Tencent-backed short video app Kuaishou launches mini game similar to WeChat’s offering

Kuaishou, one of China’s hottest video-sharing and live-streaming apps, has introduced a new feature allowing users to play games inside the app without having to download them separately, highlighting the race among Chinese tech start-ups to become all-in-one entertainment platforms.... → Read More

Google shuts down data analysis system for censored Chinese search engine Dragonfly, report says

Engineers working on the project are no longer allowed to use an internal system to learn about what Chinese people are searching for, after complaints from staff → Read More