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China clamping down on popular celebrities, sees them as products of Western ideology

09/06/2021 02:07 PM IS

Beijing [China]September 6 (ANI): China cracks down on celebrities and wealthy listeners like Zhao Wei, Fan Bingbing and Jack Ma because it is viewed as a product of Western ideology.
Jamie Seidel told news.com.au that President Xi Jinping is changing course. He sees the mega-rich, extremely popular celebrities as products of Western ideology and wants to establish a new “common prosperity” – with Chinese influences.
Billionaire actress Zhao Wei has been “wiped out” in China and is just one of a long line of stars banned from China’s social media and entertainment platforms, Seidel said.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) also “disappeared” tech billionaire Jack Ma and ended the IPO – the issuance of shares – of his hugely successful Ant Group.
In 2018, actress Fan Bingbing suddenly disappeared from her high-profile life without warning.
Last week, TV actress Zheng Shuang was fined $ 62 million. She allegedly tried to hide all of her income – a time-honored tradition in the West, reports news.com.au.
Xi sees the immense individual wealth of entrepreneurs as a source of competing power. The success of many Chinese billionaires threatened to undermine the party’s core principles.

Xi doesn’t like these influential celebrities, wealthy entrepreneurs. He sees them as dangerous capitalist reefs on which the big ship, the party state, could be destroyed. So he turned the tide, hard, said Seidel.
In addition, Xi is also launching a massive social reengineering project to clear the way for any possible threat.
His speeches speak of preventing an “irrational expansion of capital”. They warn against the “barbaric growth” of private corporations. He insists that his commissioners “must guide companies to obey the party’s leadership”.
Xi believes it is time to reign in entrepreneurship and replace it with the ideology of shared prosperity, news.com.au reported.
On the 100th anniversary of the CCP’s establishment in July, Xi presented his navigation plan.
“The party has no special interests of its own – it has never represented a single interest group, power group or privileged class,” he said. “While we have struggled to establish and consolidate our leadership over the country, we have actually struggled to earn and retain popular support,” Xi said at the anniversary celebration.
“We must continue to adapt the basic tenets of Marxism to China’s specific realities and fine traditional culture. We will use Marxism to observe, understand and control the trends of our time and further develop Marxism in China today and in the 21st century world, “added Xi.
But no contradiction will be tolerated, said Seidel.
“We must streamline the party’s organizational system, continue to work to improve the party’s behavior, maintain integrity and fight corruption, and weed out all elements that affect the party’s progressive nature and purity and viruses that affect its health would affect, could harm, ”said Xi. (ANI)

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