- China's top livestreaming sales influencer Li Jiaqi has returned to livestreaming after a three-month-long absence following his presentation of an ice cream tank on the eve of the Tiananmen Square protest anniversary.
- The ice cream resembled the military tanks that became a widely recognized symbol of the pro-democracy protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989.
- Upon his return to streaming, Li did not give any explanation for his disappearance, nor did his studio.
- His fans were quick to flood his livestream with comments welcoming him back. Viewers bought out the goods he was selling faster than expected, which caused Li to end the show earlier than usual.
China’s top livestreaming sales influencer has returned to screens after a three-month-long absence following his presentation of an ice cream tank on the eve of the Tiananmen Square protest anniversary.
Li Jiaqi, also known as the “Lipstick King,” is known for his livestreaming channel on Alibaba Group’s Taobao Marketplace, where he sells products ranging from cosmetics to food brands.
- Jackson Wang abruptly stopped his livestream after learning that his fans were giving him virtual gift stickers paid for with real cash.
- The 29-year-old GOT7 member was promoting his “MAGIC MAN” album on TikTok Live on Sept. 6 when he noticed the stickers kept popping up on his screen.
- After fans viewing the stream explained what they were, the Hong Kong-born K-pop star immediately ended his livestream.
- The “Blue” singer went live again shortly after that, but with the gift-giving feature turned off.
- He also went live on Weibo, where he interacted with his fans while signing posters.
GOT7 member Jackson Wang quickly cut off his livestream after learning that his fans kept giving him virtual gifts paid with real money.
The 29-year-old Hong Kong-born K-pop star was promoting his new album “MAGIC MAN” on TikTok Live on Sept. 6 when his fans suddenly started flooding his livestream with virtual gifts in the form of stickers.
- A video of Singaporean Twitch streamer Ng Sher Ren stopping her “Valorant” livestream to save her father’s life has gone viral.
- In the TikTok video, Ng can be seen playing the first-person shooter game with three teammates before hearing a sound nearby.
- After realizing that her father is not feeling well, she abandons her online match.
- “My dad had a heart attack… his heart stopped once in the hosp [sic]. His condition is stable now,” Ng wrote in her post’s caption.
- TikTok users commended Ng’s decision to attend to her father – even if that meant losing her match.
- Ng’s video, which was posted on Thursday, has already garnered over 670,000 views and more than 80,000 likes.
A video of a Singaporean Twitch streamer stopping her “Valorant” livestream to save her father’s life has gone viral.
TikTok user and influencer Ng Sher Ren posted the 30-second clip on Thursday. The video, which has already garnered over 670,000 views and more than 80,000 likes, starts with a zoom in of a scoreboard and onscreen text that says, “Threw the game but saved my dad’s life.”
- On Friday evening, top China e-commerce livestreamer Li Jiaqi and a co-host presented Viennetta ice cream to sell during a live broadcast.
- The ice cream on a plate, adorned with Oreos and a chocolate ball, appeared to resemble a tank, coincidentally on the eve of the Tiananmen Square protest anniversary.
- While Li most likely obliviously displayed a tank on his show, the Chinese government has been known to take censorship of the event very seriously.
- Li’s account appears to have suspended all activity, with the sales guru also failing to show up for a scheduled broadcast on Sunday.
- The tank became a widely recognized symbol of the protests after an iconic photo was taken of the famous “tank man,” in which a lone man in civilian clothing stood in front of a line of Chinese military tanks at Tiananmen Square.
The account of top China e-commerce livestreamer Li Jiaqi appears to have suspended all activity after showing an ice-cream tank on the eve of the Tiananmen Square anniversary.
June 4 marked the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, which resulted in a bloody crackdown of its thousands of peaceful participants — most of which were students — by the Chinese military.
A Chinese food influencer has been banned from attending an all-you-can-eat restaurant in China after he allegedly downed too much food.
Eating too much: The food livestreamer, identified as Mr. Kang, was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha, Hunan, for reportedly eating an excessive amount of the restaurant’s offerings.
Over 50 Asian artists and leaders are uniting on May 30 for an 8-hour livestream on AmazonMusic to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and for COVID-19 relief funds.
A hotel in Fukuoka, Japan is offering its rooms to guests for an unbelievable price of less than a dollar per night — albeit with one tricky catch.
Business Ryokan Asahi, located in the city’s Chuo ward, charges 100 yen ($0.92) for a regular, Japanese-style room with basic living amenities.
A man in northeastern China died just before New Year’s Day after consuming copious amounts of various liquids over time for his livestreams.
Chu, 29, reportedly drank beer, spirits and even cooking oil for three straight months before his body finally gave up.
K-Pop superstar Choi Young-Jae has a pretty bold response to a fan who criticized him on his weight gain.
Popularly known simply as Youngjae, the main vocal of the South Korean boy band Got7 was doing a live broadcast via social media platform Naver’s V Live on Tuesday when a fan took a swipe on his weight gain.
An online celebrity in China spent five days in prison for reportedly disrespecting the Chinese national anthem during one of her broadcasts.
With 44 million followers, 21-year-old Yang Kaili is considered a live-streaming star on the social media platform Huya.
This is the excruciating moment a Thai bride found herself stranded at the altar as her groom decided to “run away.”
Manow Jutathip Nimnual, 24, was set to marry Phakin Junjerm, 20, on July 22.
A Chinese online video streamer was arrested and jailed for wearing a police uniform during some of her streams.
Identified only by her surname, Hu, the livestream hostess known as “Little Devil” reportedly tried to spice up her videos with a bit of cosplay in an attempt to attract more followers. She perhaps received more attention than she bargained for, as one netizen posted about her police uniform on Weibo, which immediately attracted criticisms from other users.