Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA

Godfrey Gao death highlights dark side of China’s reality TV craze

  • Insider says high ratings and lucrative advertising revenues are driving the chase for young audiences looking for plenty of action and excitement
  • Success can come at a price and there have been several cases of injuries and death in the world of celebrity reality shows
Topic |   China Society

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Fans lay floral tributes to Godfrey Gao in the east China city of Ningbo. Photo: DPA
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.