Anchor Liu Dairan spends three hours each afternoon hosting a show online. Her fans repay her with virtual gifts such as big red hearts. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Lonely hearts and lollipops: welcome to the world of China’s internet anchors

Hosts on online broadcasting sites are pulling in paying viewers with a cutesy mix of chat and advice for audiences throughout the country

Topic |   Internet
Anchor Liu Dairan spends three hours each afternoon hosting a show online. Her fans repay her with virtual gifts such as big red hearts. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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