Live-streaming stars Xueli Cherie and Lin Shanshan were targeted by China’s internet watchdog. Photo: Weibo
Live-streaming stars Xueli Cherie and Lin Shanshan were targeted by China’s internet watchdog. Photo: Weibo

China’s internet censors are taking down top influencers for not being good enough socialists

  • Luo Changping’s Weibo account, with 2 million followers, was closed in October after he was arrested for posting ‘insults’ about Chinese soldiers portrayed in a movie
  • Top influencers, even if they are individuals or private firms, must abide by the law and ‘vigorously promote core socialist values’, the internet watchdog said

Live-streaming stars Xueli Cherie and Lin Shanshan were targeted by China’s internet watchdog. Photo: Weibo
Live-streaming stars Xueli Cherie and Lin Shanshan were targeted by China’s internet watchdog. Photo: Weibo
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