Tong Hua and Yu Zheng Get in a Very Public Spat Over Story Theft on Upcoming Military Academy C-drama

A very angry C-writer Tong Hua just ripped C-producer Yu Zheng a new one and the week is already ablazing with fury. This is totally a grab the popcorn and sit back and watch moment but for the fact that Yu Zheng really needs to be stopped before he continues his unabashed idea stealing rampage. Tong Hua has turned her attention in the last year to being a C-drama script director in addition to her day job as a writer. For the period rom-com Perfect Couple with Wallace Huo and Tang Yan, she was credited with oversight over the writing team and creative input. The same goes for the currently filming revenge-melo The Cage of Love with Hawick Lau and Zheng Shuang. She doesn’t pen the script herself but has narrative oversight on the story concept. This week she posted the picture above to tease fans about her third C-drama project which she describes as set in the turn of the 20th century China (the early Republic era), takes place in a military academy, has a fashion bent, and involves lots of hot blooded youth romance. It sounds more like a shoujo manga than anything but I’m totally salivating already it.

A day later Yu Zheng posted a similar picture (below) of a manga male lead wearing an military uniform and wrote that folks should be excited about his new scriptwriter plus lead actor Chen Xiao for an upcoming early Republic military academy youth drama. Da fuq? Dude, you are currently in a lawsuit with famed TW-writer Qiong Yao who got fed up with you blatantly stealing her Plum Blossom Brand as the story for Gong 3 and finally decided to take you to court, and still you’re continuing with pissing off every writer in a thousand mile radius with undeniable idea filching? Tong Hua is not taking this one laying down, especially after Yu Zheng did the exact same thing to her five years ago. She was working with Tangren to bring Bu Bu Jing Xin to the small screens and Yu Zheng cobbled together Gong (Jade Palace Lockheart) in half the time using the exactly same time-travel modern girl stuck in a love triangle between 4th Prince and 8th Prince concept and rushed his drama out before BBJX. Both dramas ended up being a hit but it was shadiness of such a magnitude though he probably doesn’t care since he keeps getting away with it. He just wants more money and these days bad attention = more money. Continue reading