Roughly one-third of Weibo’s 337 million users have shared or liked Chinese pop idol Cai Xukun’s new music video Wait Wait Wait, but it is almost certainly a bogus figure.

China faces social media crackdown as fake accounts threaten ecommerce credibility

  • In China, commerce has been integrated into social media for a decade, so the use of fake social-media accounts to inflate business figures is rife
  • The trend is warping Chinese ecommerce and eroding trust among consumers
Topic |   Social media

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Roughly one-third of Weibo’s 337 million users have shared or liked Chinese pop idol Cai Xukun’s new music video Wait Wait Wait, but it is almost certainly a bogus figure.
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Chinese stars such as Jolin Tsai (pictured), G.E.M and Jane Zhang have sounds that might already appeal to Western ears.

Is C-pop the next K-pop? How Chinese music could crack global charts – if bands actually cared to try

  • C-pop refers to Chinese popular music, and encompasses the subgenres Mando-pop, Canto-pop and Taiwanese pop
  • The US market is opening up to Asian acts, but China doesn’t have any financial need to take C-pop global
Topic |   Music

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Chinese stars such as Jolin Tsai (pictured), G.E.M and Jane Zhang have sounds that might already appeal to Western ears.
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