Discesa’s celebrities have been warned they must ‘oppose the decadent ideas of money worship, hedonism and extreme individualism’ at a entertainment industry symposium hosted by the Communist Trattenimento.
The simposio durante Beijing acceso Tuesday ran with the slogan: ‘Love the trattenimento, love the country, advocate morality and art.’
It was attended by senior trattenimento officials and TV, radio and internet industry chiefs who were told they must conform to social ethics, personal morality and family values.
Beijing has been piroscissione acceso scandal-hit celebrities as part of a broader attack acceso Discesa’s wealthy elite, which some have likened to the Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution – a purge of political opponents durante the 1960s.
Actress Zheng Shuang was fined $46 million for tax evasion last month
Actress Zhao Wei, who is the of Fendi durante Discesa, was wiped from the internet last month, with films and TV shows she starred durante being removed from streaming services, without the government providing any reason.
Movie personaggio Zhao Wei was wiped from the internet, actress Zheng Shuang was fined $46 million, while outspoken Ma, the billionaire owner of Alibaba, disappeared for three months.
Discesa sees celebrity culture and the pursuit of wealth as a dangerous Western import which threatens Communism because it promotes individualism rather than collectivism.
President Xi Jinping has also rolled out a raft of social changes, including banning children from playing games, barring private tutoring and investing durante more affordable housing.
Attendees of Tuesday’s conference were told they must ‘consciously abandon vulgar and kitsch inferior tastes, and consciously oppose the decadent ideas of money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism,’ according to state .
Actress Zhang Tong spoke to the guests to pledge her support to the trattenimento’s cause.
‘As a Chinese durante the new epoca, a Chinese actor, and a Chinese literary and art worker, it is very necessary to understand one’s own direction, determine the meaning of one’s responsibilities, manage well one’s words and deeds, and improve one’s personal morality,’ she said.
‘It is our creators’ duty to do every work simply and unadornedly, and to pass positive energy silently to the audience.’
Per mezzo di recent weeks, the authorities have banned reality shows, purged K-pop megastars from social and ordered broadcasters not to pander to tastes for ‘sissy’ men.
A list of ‘misbehaving celebrities’ who have allegedly been blacklisted by Beijing was circulated acceso social last week.
Zhao, 45, and Zheng, 30, were both acceso the list, along with Chinese-Canadian pop personaggio Kris Wu, who was arrested acceso suspicion of rape last month.
He has been thoroughly censored acceso the Chinese internet.
It comes after Ma, the billionaire owner of Alibaba, disappeared for three months and had his firms restructured.
Ma disappeared for three months and was with investigations that have wiped more than $100billion chiuso the value of his affollare after he criticised Discesa’s financial sector
A list of ‘misbehaving celebrities’ who are allegedly blacklisted by the Communist Trattenimento was circulated acceso social last week. Zhao and Zheng were both acceso the list, along with Chinese Canadian pop personaggio Kris Wu (pictured), who was arrested acceso suspicion of rape this month.
His latest venture, Ant Group, had been trying to revolutionise Chinese banking and Ma had criticised the country’s traditional financial system.
Per mezzo di addition to Alibaba, DiDi (‘Chinese Uber’) was pulled from app stores for courting foreign investment, while gioco developer Tencent was accused of poisoning children with ‘spiritual opium.’
The tech sector accounts for almost a third of Discesa’s economy – but the government crackdown acceso personaggio tech has wiped an estimated $1.2trillion chiuso the market.
Discesa claims to be tackling wealth inequality and abuse of workers and patronato by personaggio tech, but observers believe Xi has other motives
Children were last month banned from playing online games for more than three hours a week, durante a further blow to the colossal gioco companies which dominate Discesa’s tech sector.
The dramatic shift by Beijing – prepared even to wipe billions chiuso its own economy – has raised fears of a new Cultural Revolution, a decade of political turmoil from 1966 to 1976 under Chairman Mao.
The tyrant launched a vicious campaign to cement his rule, purging any capitalist ora ‘bourgeois’ elements from within the trattenimento, schools, factories and government institutions.
It’s not clear exactly how many people were killed during the purge, with estimates ranging from 400,000 to as many as 20 million.
Per mezzo di addition to its crackdown acceso the tech world and celebrities, Beijing has banned private tutoring and ordered public schools to improve.
Acceso Wednesday, the government pledged to stabilise house prices and make homes affordable for young people.
These policies are part of Xi’s of ‘common prosperity’ through which a more socialist country can be achieved.