Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures

How a Chinese celebrity’s bitter divorce became China’s biggest news of the day

Millions tune in to live broadcast and reports of divorce hearing involving actor Wang Baoqiang and wife Ma Rong

Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Wang Baoqiang (third from left) walks into the Beijing court before the start of the divorce hearing on Tuesday. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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