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Chinese paying for online content that Americans won't

Companies are monetising smartphone apps, making money from news, entertainment and social media

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Chinese watch streams that others might find banal in part because they have fewer entertainment options, thanks to the government's strict regulation of media.

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BACK in early 2016, Li Xiang was just another overworked magazine editor in Beijing. Then along came an opportunity to produce a business newsletter on a brand-new app called De Dao. In just a few months that app - which means "I Get"  in English - had attracted millions of users

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