Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.

Bytedance appoints Disney Executive as new CEO of TikTok
字节跳动任命迪士尼高管为TikTok的新任CEO

Bytedance has just recruited Disney executive Kevin Mayer, most famously to have led the global launch of the streaming service Disney+, to be the company’s new COO and CEO of TikTok. Many see this as an attempt for Bytedance to address the concerns about Bytedance’s Chinese ownership.
字节跳动刚刚聘请了迪士尼高管Kevin Mayer担任该公司TikTok的新任首席运营官兼首席执行官,他最为人所知的是曾领导流媒体服务Disney+的全球发布。许多人认为这是字节跳动对消除字节跳动中国所有权方面的顾虑做出的一次尝试。

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https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/tiktok-appoints-new-ceo-in-disney-executive-kevin-mayer/578193/

 A new ad breaks stigmas around periods
一个新广告打破了生理期的污名化

The Swedish feminine hygiene brand, Libresse, has generated a shower of praise on Chinese social media for breaking new ground in menstrual products advertising in China. While periods are a taboo topic cloaked in secrecy and shame for many women in China, the campaign, called ’Don’t Hide Your Period’, aims to inspire women to be confident and true to themselves.
瑞典女性卫生用品品牌Libresse在中国社交媒体上获得了大量好评,因为它在中国月经产品广告方面开辟了新领域。对许多中国女性来说,月经是一个让她们有所忌讳的话题。这项名为“月经无需隐藏”的活动旨在激励女性自信和做真实的自己。

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https://supchina.com/2020/05/19/stop-hiding-your-periods-says-chinese-pad-commercial/

Bytedance is exploring infotainment in cars
字节跳动正在探索汽车信息娱乐

Tiktok owner Bytedance seems to enter the car connectivity market with a new infotainment system that will allow users to navigate content on Douyin and news aggregator Jinri Toutiao. 
Tiktok的所有者字节跳动通过新的信息娱乐系统进入了汽车互联市场,该系统允许用户在抖音和新闻聚合应用今日头条上浏览内容。

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https://technode.com/2020/05/20/bytedance-is-forming-a-car-infotainment-team/

Tencent Games cuts gaming time (again) for minors
腾讯游戏再次降低未成年人的游戏时间

Tencent Games has released new restrictions for gamers under 18, as part of tighter regulations surrounding gaming in China. For example, Tencent’s hugely popular Game, Honor of Kings, played by over 100 million gamers every day, will cut off all users under 18 after 1.5 hours of play per day, both on weekdays and weekends.
腾讯游戏发布了针对18岁以下玩家的最新限令,作为中国收紧游戏监管的一部分。例如,每天有超过1亿玩家的腾讯火爆游戏《王者荣耀》,即将限制18岁以下玩家在工作日和周末的每日游戏时间至1.5小时。

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https://kr-asia.com/tencent-games-cuts-screen-time-for-minors-again-following-government-guidelines

China debuts AI Virtual KOL
中国首次推出人工智能虚拟KOL

KOLs are so last year. A new generation of influencers is on the rise - Virtual Key Opinion Leaders (VKOL). China unveiled its first virtual AI idol, Ling, who will generate content about classic and modern fashion on social media platforms like Weibo and Douyin. It’s expected the virtual idol industry will grow to 1.5 billion RMB by 2023.
新一代的影响者正在崛起——虚拟关键意见领袖(VKOL)。中国推出了首个虚拟的人工智能偶像—翎,她将在微博和抖音等社交媒体平台上输出有关经典和现代时尚的内容。预计2023年前,虚拟偶像产业将增长到15亿元人民币。

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https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1188764.shtml