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Superfans lie low as China cracks down on 'false idols'

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Oct 2, 2021

Superfans lie low as China cracks down on 'false idols'

Beijing high-schooler Chen Zhichu used to spend 30 minutes a day boosting actor Xiao Zhan online as one of a legion of superfans, before the practice fell foul of the government for promoting "unhealthy values." State regulations last month banned "irrational star-chasing" — online celebrity ...