Zhao Wei, Kris Wu, Zhang Zhehan: the Chinese stars hit by China’s entertainment crackdown and why, as new rules have the industry on edge – ‘now it’s best to lie low’

The Chinese entertainment industry is on edge following a series of crackdowns on excessive fan culture, immoral stars, idol selection shows and TV series featuring “sissy male” idols.It seems few are safe from the government’s new regulations. Those caught in the crosshairs are often swiftly punished, which can mean having their social media accounts on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, shut down, and sometimes even their entire internet presence scrubbed overnight.The list of those who have…

Zhao Wei, Kris Wu, Zhang Zhehan: the Chinese stars hit by China’s entertainment crackdown and why, as new rules have the industry on edge – ‘now it’s best to lie low’
The Chinese entertainment industry is on edge following a series of crackdowns on excessive fan culture, immoral stars, idol selection shows and TV series featuring “sissy male” idols.It seems few are safe from the government’s new regulations. Those caught in the crosshairs are often swiftly punished, which can mean having their social media accounts on Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, shut down, and sometimes even their entire internet presence scrubbed overnight.The list of those who have…