Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout
Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout
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China’s crackdown on online fan clubs ‘necessary’ to help trapped teenagers, anthropologist says

  • China’s internet watchdog is expected to impose restrictions on the activities of online fan clubs that some see as bordering on cults
  • Fan clubs, along with gaming and private tutoring, are now considered activities that may adversely affect the well-being of the country’s youth

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Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout
Chinese actor Xiao Zhan is one of the idols who have attracted a huge number of fans via online clubs. Photo: Handout
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