Trends: Prioritizing market numbers over artistic integrity discouraged
Published: May 10, 2023 11:30 PM
The image of a virtual idol Liu Ge is being designed. Photo: VCG

Photo: VCG

Since 2021, comprehensive governance measures have transformed the cultural and entertainment landscape. Policies targeting online trolls, fan-controlled reviews and fake metrics have effectively curbed these malpractices. The industry's over-reliance on data-driven decision-making has been corrected, as professionals now recognize the importance of balanced analysis of viewership ratings, box-office figures and online engagement.

Opposing a "data-only" mind-set doesn't reject data outright; it aims to prevent manipulation and cheating based on surface-level market data. Short-sighted practices that prioritize market numbers over artistic integrity are discouraged.

Guangming Daily

When traveling to smaller destinations, tourists are seeking more than homogenized commercial streets and ancient towns. Some small cities and villages gain popularity precisely because of their unique charm. However, for those places with limited capacity, enhancing service quality, improving infrastructure and ensuring visitors want to return are critical considerations.

As for tourists, visiting "off-the-beaten-path" locations requires realistic and rational expectations. Comparing them to bustling metropolises is not advisable. By embracing local ambiance and natural beauty, tourists are more likely to have a satisfying travel experience.

Workers' Daily

The higher an idol's ranking in the fan community, the more their fans' competitive and vanity-driven desires are fulfilled. 

Celebrity teams place great importance on rankings as it affects their commercial value and money-making potential. To create profitable stars, efforts often focus excessively on building personal IPs, resembling individual showcases. 

This atmosphere leads to intense battles among fans, where even the smallest details in promotional materials can ignite controversy. This toxic culture detracts from the essence of film and television productions. True quality requires the collective effort of the entire cast, with actors not being confined by their rankings.

China News Service