Chinese billionaire actress Zhao Wei had her entire internet presence scrubbed in August, with her name removed from all television series, films, short videos and promotional materials on platforms such as Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku. Photo: Harry.C
Chinese billionaire actress Zhao Wei had her entire internet presence scrubbed in August, with her name removed from all television series, films, short videos and promotional materials on platforms such as Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku. Photo: Harry.C

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’

  • From having their social media accounts shut down to being scrubbed from the internet, China’s film, TV and radio celebrities are feeling the crack of the whip
  • The continuing witch hunt sees media and entertainment bloggers scouring celebrities’ pasts for anything that is not in line with the new government guidelines

Chinese billionaire actress Zhao Wei had her entire internet presence scrubbed in August, with her name removed from all television series, films, short videos and promotional materials on platforms such as Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku. Photo: Harry.C
Chinese billionaire actress Zhao Wei had her entire internet presence scrubbed in August, with her name removed from all television series, films, short videos and promotional materials on platforms such as Tencent Video, iQiyi and Youku. Photo: Harry.C
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