Chinese authorities to further crack down on entertainment industry abuses
Published: Sep 08, 2021 10:30 PM
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Officials of China’s National Radio and Television Administration on Tuesday vowed to further crack down on abuses in the entertainment industry, following a series of scandals including tax evasion by Fan Bingbing and Zheng Shuang.

Participants in the industry should abide by public ethics and self-discipline, and set a good social image. They should also abandon vulgar and kitsch tastes, and oppose the decadent ideas of money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism, officials said in a statement at a Tuesday symposium, Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Following the statement, the official Sina Weibo accounts of actress Zheng Shuang and her studio have been removed. 

Some insiders noted that a lot of celebrities have been embroiled in various scandals including the arrest on drug charges of Jaycee Fong Jo-Ming, Jackie Chan’s son, and actor Huang Haibo hiring prostitutes, as well as cases of tax evasion.

The statement has been trending on China’s twitter-like Sina Weibo, and the related hashtag has earned 130 million views as of Wednesday. Many netizens showed strong support and called for an improvement in the educational level of Chinese artists.

Global Times