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

Kuaishou’s live-streaming is attracting millions of users
快手直播吸引数百万用户

Kuaishou has seen a huge hump in the number of the last six months, obviously driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2019, the number of daily active users of its live-streaming function has reached 170 million as of June, a surge of 70 million.
在过去的六个月里,快手直播出现了一个巨大的用户增长,这波增长明显是由COVID-19疫情形势所驱动的。自2019年以来,其直播功能的日活跃用户数截至6月已达1.7亿,激增了7000万用户数量。

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https://www.shine.cn/biz/tech/2007242865/

Meituan is testing a group buying function
美团正在测试外卖版“拼多多”功能

China’s food delivery industry is starting to slow down its growth. To counter that, Meituan-Dianping is testing a new Pinduoduo-style group buying feature for its core food delivery services to boost user engagement.
中国的食品配送行业开始放缓其增长速度。为了应对这种情况,美团点评正在为其核心食品配送服务测试一种新的外卖版“拼多多”式团购功能,以提高用户参与度。

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https://technode.com/2020/07/24/meituan-is-testing-a-group-buying-feature-for-food-deliveries/

COVID-19 news is stressing out Chinese users, study shows
研究显示,COVID-19新闻使中国用户倍感压力

Institute of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) just released a new report based on a survey of 3,070 social media users in China. The survey shows Chinese netizens are stressing out by Covid-19 news. Depression, anxiety, and stress are just some of the effects. Check out the whole report here.
中国社会科学院新闻与传播研究所刚刚发布了一份新报告,该报告是基于对中国3,070名社交媒体用户的调查。调查显示,中国网民对Covid-19新闻的压力很大。 抑郁、焦虑和压力仅仅是其中的一部分。 在此处查看整个报告。

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https://www.scmp.com/abacus/culture/article/3094407/covid-19-news-wechat-and-weibo-stressing-out-chinese-netizens-study

Will we see more diversity in fashion ads?
我们会在时尚广告中看到更多多样性吗?

Calvin Klein’s recent pride campaign featuring the black trans model Jari Jones has created a heated debate on Chinese social media about political correctness and the lack of diversity in the Chinese fashion landscape. Jing Daily lists some important events from the last few months that may be signs of a big change coming.
Calvin Klein最近以黑人跨性别模特Jari Jones为傲的竞选活动在中国社交媒体上引起了激烈的辩论,涉及政治正确性和中国时尚界缺乏多样性。《精日传媒》列出了过去几个月中发生的一些重要事件,这可能预示着巨大变化的到来。

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https://jingdaily.com/is-promoting-diversity-in-fashion-ads-a-mistake-in-china/

Pet owners can buy insurance by using facial recognition of their pets
宠物主人可以通过使用宠物的面部识别来购买保险

We’ve seen vending machines with facial recognition payment. Now, Alipay allows pet owners to buy insurance by using facial recognition on their cats and dogs. The new health insurance can identify pets by their unique nose print. That’s a good dog trick.
我们已经看到了带有面部识别支付功能的自动售货机。现在,支付宝允许宠物主人通过对猫和狗进行面部识别来购买保险。新的健康保险可以通过其独特的鼻子识别来识别宠物。 这是一个很好的恶作剧。

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https://www.scmp.com/abacus/tech/article/3094053/alipay-allows-pet-owners-buy-insurance-using-facial-recognition-their