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The backlash round United States Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial go to to Taiwan regardless of warnings from Beijing seem to have discovered new victims—celebrities who didn’t present help for “One China”.
Massive identify stars reminiscent of Singapore’s JJ Lin, Stefanie Solar, and Jet Li had been the goal of 1 Chinese language netizen, whose Weibo publish, jumped ft first into cancel tradition, castigating Chinese language celebrities who didn’t toe the occasion line.
All of it started after China Central Tv (CCTV), a state-owned broadcaster managed by the Chinese language Communist Celebration, posted over Weibo that there’s “Solely One China” (只有一个中国).
Ms Pelosi’s congressional go to to Taiwan had implied in any other case, incomes each reward and censure. The Speaker, who visited Taiwan on Aug 2, is the highest-ranking U.S. official to land there in additional than 20 years.
China’s “One China” coverage insists, nevertheless, that Taiwan is part of China, and has ignored its independence.
Many Chinese language celebrities each on the mainland and Hong Kong shared CCTV’s Weibo publish.
However one Chinese language netizen went on a witch hunt of kinds for all of those that didn’t, posting an inventory of Chinese language and Taiwanese present biz stars primarily based on their nationalities.
The listing was made up of Singaporean, Malaysian, American, Canadian, and British celebs.
For instance, Wilber Pan and Daniel Zhou had been listed as US celebs, and Eddie Peng, Edison Chen and Henry Lau are thought-about to be Canadians.
And included on the listing of Singapore celebs are JJ Lin, Stefanie Solar and Jet Li.
The venerable Michelle Yeoh, arguably probably the most well-known Asian actress in Hollywood, additionally got here beneath the netizen’s ire.
Mandopop king Jay Chou additionally made the listing, as did Malaysian singer Fish Leong in addition to Taiwan’s Dee Hsu, the sister of Barbie Hsu.
The poster bizarrely reasoned that “those that didn’t share (CCTV’s publish), they undoubtedly have one thing to cover.”
Quite a few netizens did push again towards the cancel publish.
One wrote, “Truly, JJ Lin, Stefanie Solar and Fish Leong aren’t [from China] to start with. There isn’t any want for them to voice out their opinions at this level, is there?”
However the poster fired again by saying, “Then, did they not earn cash within the Mainland? Aren’t they a part of our native showbiz scene?” /TISG
US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Singapore; meets PM Lee, Pres Halimah, Lawrence Wong and others, however her Taiwan journey will get most consideration from netizens
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