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The Chinese government’s unlikeliest standoff is with… fandom

27 mins | Nov 5, 2022
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For the latest heavyweight title fight it's Xi Jinping versus the stans. China's hyper-consumerist, state-controlled culture is tricky for any star to navigate. But with online fandoms going to chaotic lengths to promote their idols, it's starting to look like the Chinese government has entered a battle they can't win.

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