Imperial romance drama Story of Yanxi Palace was hugely popular, but state media has criticised such dramas for glamorising lavish lifestyles, adding to the gloom in China’s blossoming entertainment sector after a tax-evasion crackdown. Photo: iQiyi

Can Story of Yanxi Palace team’s new period drama be as big a hit, and will it survive China government crackdown?

  • The Legend of Hao Lan, historical drama featuring stars of previous hit series Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan, is set amid palace intrigues of Warring States era
  • Amid Chinese state media criticism of period dramas for glamorising lavish imperial lifestyles, ‘Chinese Hollywood’ is bracing for slowdown
Topic |   Chinese history

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Imperial romance drama Story of Yanxi Palace was hugely popular, but state media has criticised such dramas for glamorising lavish lifestyles, adding to the gloom in China’s blossoming entertainment sector after a tax-evasion crackdown. Photo: iQiyi
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