Fandom is one of the few avenues of public participation in China, according to some observers. Photo: AP
Fandom is one of the few avenues of public participation in China, according to some observers. Photo: AP

Fallen idols: Kris Wu and China’s crackdown on zealous fans

  • Chinese authorities have spent the last two months trying to rein in hugely influential fan clubs and social media platforms
  • The sector is a big business and one of the few outlets left for public participation and expression, analysts say

Fandom is one of the few avenues of public participation in China, according to some observers. Photo: AP
Fandom is one of the few avenues of public participation in China, according to some observers. Photo: AP
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