Last week's hottest news and trends from Chinese social media and digital space.
Chinese watch 2 hours of short-videos every day
The short-video market is booming in China. As of June, the country has 818 million short-video users, and they watched an average of nearly two hours every day on various short-video apps.
Top live-streamer Viya launches her own collection
One of China’s biggest live-streamers, Viya, is going beyond just promoting other brands’ products to now launching her own fashion brand at Shanghai Fashion Week. Her first collection is made in collaboration with eight global designer brands.
Meituan rolls out live-streaming tools for educational businesses
We’re seeing more digital platforms expanding into education. Next up is Meituan who’s rolling out live-streaming tools for educational businesses. EF is already on it, which offers training agencies access to live-streaming topics, display of teaching materials, and discount coupons.
China wants to ban online services that induce addiction in kids
Have you ever gotten so engrossed in a game that you ended up spending the entire day playing it without realizing it? The Chinese government has revised its laws where they want to ban online services that can “induce addiction” in users under 18, including apps like video games, live-streaming, social media services, and so on.
Users are paying for high-end WeChat Moments
Last week we saw stories of people paying for their "high-end moments" images and going to extremes to create a fake online life. Even “fake rich” women in Shanghai pooled together money to rent designer bags and high-end hotel rooms just for upgrading their social media image. WhatsOnWeibo brings the details.
上周，我们看到有人花钱购买“上流社会”朋友圈的形象。他们不惜铤而走险，打造虚假的网络生活的故事。就连上海的 “假富婆” 也凑钱拼单租名牌包和高档酒店房间，只为提升自己的社交媒体形象。WhatsOnWeibo将为大家带来详细介绍。