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Xi Jinping and other top Communist Party officials. Chinese President Xi Jinping leading other top officials pledging their vows to the party during a gala show ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, Beijing, China June 28, 2021 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

China’s Wave of Crackdowns Hits the Entertainment Industry

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021

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Up until late August, Zhao Wei was one of the biggest stars in mainland China. Having shot to fame in the late 90s with the television drama My Fair Princess, the 45-year-old eventually became a household name, with a net worth of $1 billion. But almost overnight, the actress and singer was scrubbed off the internet. Her songs, as well as the many talk shows, television dramas and films she starred in, have since disappeared from streaming platforms, while other studios and production companies have dropped her name from cast lists of their productions. ...

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