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3 need-to-know live streaming apps in China

Live streaming apps have quickly become the hottest broadcast media to watch in China after Wang Sicong, the son of China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, launched an app late last year.

From their start, these apps have been monetised in China, fans and users can purchase different digital sticker gifts including Ferraris to send to their favourite ‘zhi bo wang hong’ streaming stars. These stars can then exchange these gifts for money, on average apps take a cut of around 10%.

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7 Must-Read Articles About the Live-Streaming Industry in China

This article by the LA Times does a great job of giving a clear, concise overview of the live-streaming industry in China. And on top of that it features yours truly 🙂

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In China, live-streaming apps soothe lonely souls and create fortunes

Cheng Lihua primped her hair, put on makeup and adjusted her gold-plated microphone. Then she got to work.

“You hurt me so deep that I can’t forgive you,” she crooned into the microphone, nodding her head to the rhythm. “Already knew our love is gone.”

Cheng, a 22-year-old recent college graduate, is a professional “live streamer,” a booming business in China these days. She works four hours a day and earns nearly $3,000 a month chatting and singing songs for an online audience of thousands — all from her bedroom in China’s far-northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, where she lives with her parents.

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5 Chinese Live Streaming Apps That You Should Know About

With over 200 live streaming apps available in China, it is difficult to choose which ones are the best. There are many factors that can be considered such as number of active users, user demographics, user engagement, types of live video content and more. Here I have chosen 5 of the most popular live streaming platforms that can show a cross-section of the types of live streaming apps found in China.

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Chinese students a new funding source for U.S. high schools

Chinese exchange student Jixian "Johnny" Wang gets a pep talk from Rinate Jefferson, an official with the private recruiting company Tower Bridge.

Tuition-paying Chinese students escaping intense competition back home are providing much-needed money and cultural exposure to U.S. high schools.

Yosemite High School once offered six wood shop classes. Now there are three.

Things got worse when a new high school opened in a neighboring district and many students transferred. Campus enrollment is down from 1,100 five years ago to about 700 today.

School officials are now looking to a faraway place for salvation. As soon as next fall, Yosemite High could welcome 25 students from China who would pay $10,000 or more in tuition to enjoy an American public education amid mountain scenery. They would boost revenue and inject an international flavor into a school with few immigrant families.

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Chinese students a new funding source for US high schools

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Students from Qingdao No. 17 High School in China  wrote about their experiences visiting Weston High School during the first week of this month, as well as excursions to New York and Washington, and have composed a lengthy memoir, complete with many photos  The Chinese was translated into English by Sharon Mae Wong, Mandarin teacher at WHS.

“It is an interesting perspective!” declared Lisa Deorio, high school principal.

Our Amazing and Eye Opening Trip to America and Visit to Our Sister School (A Memoir)

In 2013, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 13 students and teachers went on a trip for an <exchange visit to Weston High School in Connecticut and a subsequent tour of America. We were impressed by our sister school’s advanced teaching facilities and curriculum ideas. Our host families were warm, cordial and forthright. Many memories still linger, the blue sky, the pristine fresh air, the beautiful tree colors of the fall, and many impressive eye-opening museums. … These novel experiences are thought-provoking. We would like to share a few of these with our readers.

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