Girls attend a make-up training session at live-streaming talent agency Three Minute TV in Beijing in February. The company also arranges for employees to have cosmetic surgery at partner hospitals and small bank loans for the procedure. Photo: Reuters

Click state: inside the machine churning out stars for China’s voracious live-streaming appetite

With revenue set to surpass box office takings, online hosting is big business, spawning an entire industry offering training, work space and even loans for cosmetic surgery to women

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Girls attend a make-up training session at live-streaming talent agency Three Minute TV in Beijing in February. The company also arranges for employees to have cosmetic surgery at partner hospitals and small bank loans for the procedure. Photo: Reuters
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