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One of China's Biggest Film Stars Becomes Target of Beijing's Crackdown

  • Actor’s movies stop streaming, her name scrubbed from titles
  • Beijing ramping up crackdown on entertainment industry
Zhao Wei 
Zhao Wei Source: STR/AFP
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One of China’s most popular film stars, Zhao Wei, appeared to be the latest target of an internet take down, as Beijing ramps up its crackdown on the entertainment industry and fan culture.

On streaming sites, such as Tencent Video, many major works of the 45-year-old actor no longer played Thursday evening, according to local newspaper China Business News, and her name had been scrubbed from the titles’ landing pages.