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Star-struck fans bear brunt of Beijing’s scorn

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 rankings, fundraising and other tools used by China’s fandoms […]

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