Monday, July 11, 2016

Communist Youth League Slams Chinese Film Director For Starring Taiwanese Actor

Chinese ultranationalists have called for a boycott of Vicki Zhao’s upcoming film for her casting of Taiwan’s Leon Dai as the lead actor 

China’s ultra-nationalistic Communist Youth League has launched an online campaign targeting actress-turned-director Vicki Zhao (趙薇) for her decision to cast a Taiwanese actor in her latest movie. Zhao’s movie, “No Other Love,” will feature Leon Dai (戴立忍) as the lead actor. The Communist Youth League has used its website and social media accounts, like Weibo, to call for a boycott of the movie — as well as other movies Zhao is involved with. It alleges that Dai is a supporter of Taiwanese independence and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. 

My article, published today in The News Lens International, continues here.

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