China's "celebrity crackdown": How has Western media covered it?

Andy Boreham
How has Western media reported on China's recent push to clean up the country's celebrity scene? And is China right to come down so hard on the country's celebrity industry?
Andy Boreham
Directed by Andy Boreham. Subtitles by Wang Haoling and Andy Boreham.

China's government recently added to its clampdown on certain aspects of the country's celebrity culture industry, this time releasing new regulations to limit teen idol worship. This follows some extremely high profile cases where some of China's top A-List stars have faced massive fines and jail.

How has Western media reported on these new developments? And is China right to come down so hard on the country's celebrity industry? In this first part of a two part special I break it down for you, and tomorrow I'll be back with an analysis of China's new gaming regulations for those under 18, as well as international media reaction. Let's get reporting!

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