Celebrities in China banned from showing off their wealth on social media

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Credits: AP)

The Chinese are told not to display their wealth in social media posts, as this breaks with the core values ​​of socialism.

Only the United States has more billionaires than China that the country’s economic fortunes have skyrocketed over the past fifty years.

But the ruling Chinese Communist Party, led by Xi Jinping, is waging a crackdown on any display of ostentatious wealth.

No photos of Lamboghini, Rolex or gigantic mansions are allowed.

According to a declaration released by the Cyberspace Administration of China this week, this type of content is “immoral” and should not be published.

The statement reads: “Bad cultures such as traffic supremacy, anomalous aesthetics and chaos in the ‘rice circle’ have impacted dominant values. “

Any celebrity account (or account created by fans for that matter) must “follow public order and good customs, adhere to the correct orientation of public opinion and the orientation of values, promote fundamental values socialist and maintain a healthy style and taste “.

It’s also not limited to celebrities posting updates on ‘extravagant fun’. They should refrain from spreading rumors, publishing false or private information, causing fan groups to “verbally attack” and encourage fans to participate in “illegal fundraisers or investments. irrational ”.

To enforce the rules, the Chinese government requires all social networks to monitor and report any “suspected illegal and criminal acts by exposed stars and any group conflict involving fans.”

Western social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are banned in China, so these rules will apply to sites like Weibo, Renren, and Youku – some of the best social media sites in China.

And if that wasn’t enough, China has also recently close Fortnite.

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