At Luo Tianyi’s concert last Saturday, fans waved blue glow sticks to the rhythm. Photo: SCMP via Jane Zhang

China’s virtual idols meet their fans at the intersection of entertainment and technology

  • A team of about 200 people from China and Japan worked for six months to prepare for the two-hour performance
  • China’s virtual idol industry, valued at less than 100 million yuan last year, is expected to grow to 1.5 billion yuan by 2023
Topic |   Chinese culture

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At Luo Tianyi’s concert last Saturday, fans waved blue glow sticks to the rhythm. Photo: SCMP via Jane Zhang
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Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang joined the Post in 2017, working with the video team before moving to reporting. She covers business and political stories in Hong Kong and mainland China. Previously, Jane interned at CNN and Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese.