“The Story of Yanxi Palace” is an imperial romance drama produced by iQiyi in China. Photo: Handout

How the back-stabbing imperial concubines of ‘The Story of Yanxi Palace’ helped China’s iQiyi set a viewership record

The online soap opera attracted more than half a billion views on August 12, setting a viewership record in China

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“The Story of Yanxi Palace” is an imperial romance drama produced by iQiyi in China. Photo: Handout
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.