After Fake Reviews, Editor Asks Idolaters to Leave Her Book Alone

 /  Celebrity  / 
Followers of Chinese actor and singer Wang Yibo flooded the review section of a newly released book to elevate the popularity of their beloved star. Read More

A Pop Star, His Deadbeat Dad, and a Fierce Online Debate

 /  Celebrity  / 
Zhou Zhennan is famous for being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. But it turns out his parents are actually backlisted debtors. Read More

Chief Curiosity Officers and Celebrity-Owned Brands

 /  Celebrity  / 
Chinese celebrities are ubiquitous in the domestic marketing scene, serving as a crucial link between content and commerce. Brands have been keen to engage stars in new ways, moving beyond the standard ambassador or spokesperson roles to finding new ways of engaging with fan-consumers, such as through e-commerce livestreaming.  Read More

Chinese Actor Threatens Legal Action Against Catfishing Imposters

 /  Celebrity  / 
Several accounts on short-video platforms claiming to be Jin Dong were found to be deceiving his fans — especially women of a certain age. Read More

The Broken Dreams of China’s Wannabe Pop Idols

 /  Celebrity  / 
Inside China’s ultra-competitive fame academies, the chances of making it are brutally slim. Read More

Dance Dance Arbitration: Why China’s Idols Want Out of Their Deals

 /  Celebrity  / 
A recent spate of contract disputes has cast a spotlight on one-sided contracts and cutthroat competition in the country’s idol industry. Read More

Chinese Web Celebs Appointed to Party-Backed Youth Organization

 /  Celebrity  / 
To the surprise of many online observers, pastoral life vlogger Li Ziqi and commercial livestreamer Wei Ya have been included among the All-China Youth Federation’s current cohort of 1,375 members. Read More

Hunan TV Slammed for ‘Male Gaze’ Camerawork

 /  Celebrity  / 
One of China’s largest state-owned television networks has been lambasted for portraying women in a “salacious” manner during a musical gala program Tuesday. Read More

Chinese Rapper’s Viral Post Sheds Light on ‘Workplace PUA’

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After Yamy called out the head of her agency for constantly manipulating and belittling her, thousands have come forward with stories about their own horrible bosses. Read More

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