The 2021 year is winding down and I expect this may be the last or last few of the decrees coming out of the Chinese government in the attempt to re-organize it’s entertainment industry after a slew of scandals big and small. I do think it’s taking a sledge hammer to what should be cosmetic remodeling, some stars have scandals that shouldn’t get he or she cancelled permanently but in China it’s still a one-party Communist country where if you earn their money you follow their rules however authoritarian. The new 9th decree updates to 88 stars to be cancelled (some have been on earlier lists already) and also expands the control to all online activity. Not just airing of their shows or movies or dramas, this will also mean stars cannot one day try to return via small online toeholds such as SNS accounts, doing livestreams, etc. That’s a big one since online returns for disgraced stars has always been the preferred medium. The list also confirms the three big names that continue to be permanently cancelled: Wu Yi Fan, Zheng Shuang, and Zhang Zhe Han.