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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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China Boasts Most Billionaires After US

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Wealthy Chinese look around Bentley’s showroom in Beijing on June 6, 2013.

China now has more billionaires than any country in the world except the U.S., according to a report published by Wealth-X and UBS last month.

According to the Billionaire Census 2013, China now has 157 billionaires with a combined net worth of $384 billion. Reflecting China’s rapid economic rise of recent years, nearly all of the surveyed billionaires are self-made — fewer than one in 10 inherited their wealth. The country’s new super-rich are also relatively young. China’s billionaires have an average age of 53 — nine years younger than the global average.

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The five Chinese entrepreneurs leading the country’s technology revolution

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From a global online ‘anything store’ to high-end smartphones challenging Apple, a generation of billionaire entrepreneurs is rising in the East. We take a closer look at five of them.

Jack Ma is currently leader of the Chinese tech pack. As executive chairman of Alibaba, a web service used by businesses around the world to trade an incredible variety of goods, he has a high profile in the US.

It has helped that the 49-year-old former language teacher is a fluent English speaker. A large part of the interest also stems from the potential for Alibaba to list on Wall Street this year. He is being courted after a falling out with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange over stock structure.

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Chinese proficiency in less than 2 years?

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Settling the hopeless “How long does it take to learn Chinese?” debate is not important, but accurate language learning expectations are. So here’s four experienced takes on that question, compared to a popular infographic claiming it takes less than two years to become “proficient.”

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UW Chinese Student Association

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Hello CSA members! Do you want to be able to put your design skills to the test? Want to be able to be a part of designing Chinese Student Association’s merchandise? Well, this summer from now until July 24, CSA has a T-shirt/Membership Card Design Contest where you not only have your design represent CSA, but also get a FREE membership card, T-shirt and a pair of movie tickets OR our upcoming fall quarter club night!
To learn more about the specifications needed for the contest, please go to the Event Page

For questions regarding the contest itself, you can post a comment on the Official Facebook Event and our awesome officers will get back to you as soon as we can 😀

Have a great summer and may the odds be in your favor!

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