China Bans Celebrities From Showing Off Wealth On Social Media

Celebrities in China can no longer “show off wealth” or “extravagant pleasure” on social media, the Cyberspace Administration of China announced Tuesday.

The move is part of the Chinese government’s crackdown on the entertainment industry and fandom.

Both celebrity and fan-club accounts must “follow public order and good customs, adhere to correct public opinion orientation and value orientation, promote socialist core values, and maintain a healthy style and taste,” China’s internet-regulation agency said in a statement.

The announcement follows the Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on the country’s growing entertainment industry as officials push back against celebrity scandals and online fan groups it says cause social disorder.

Tuesday’s notice also prohibits celebrities from spreading rumors, publishing false or private information, provoking fan groups to “verbally attack each other,” and encouraging fans to partake in “illegal fundraising or irrational investment.”

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One Response to “China Bans Celebrities From Showing Off Wealth On Social Media”

  1. Somewhat like a mostly conservative political party taking the name Liberal (e.g. the conservative BC Liberal Party in my home province), the Chinese governing Communist party has little to do with true socialism.

    To me, the only notable characteristic of the People’s Republic of China’s Communist Party, which theoretically is based upon Marxist socialism, that’s truly communist is its governing practice of physically-brutal authoritarian, if not totalitarian, rule over its populace and especially that of Tibet. Almost everything else practiced by China’s government is based upon capitalism, smug wealth and iron fist control. (Albeit, perhaps the West should experiment with China’s strong-economy lead, where the government steers the corporate sector instead of vice-versa.)

    Perhaps a lot of Westerners subconsciously prefer marking China’s governance as “communist”, however imprecisely, so as to, joined with other visible differences, make the Chinese-mainland collective an easier focus of our capitalist society’s contempt?

    In regards to economic and corporation control, the People’s Republic of China holds much sway over the big businesses within their borders (and even without, to some degree). In contrast, Western governances, like those of Canada and the U.S., are essentially steered by corporate interests, sometimes through economic intimidation. Accordingly, major political decisions will normally foremost reflect what is in big business’s best interests (but don’t expect to hear this fact readily reported by the corporate mainstream news-media). No wonder nations like China take advantage of such Western vulnerability.

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