Welp, here comes another spate of regulations small, big, and/or annoying by the National Radio and Television Administration of China, the government entity regulating the entertainment industry. C-actress La Mu Yang Zi (Jackie Li) who was in the news earlier in the summer for her C-drama The Legendary Life of Queen Lau having Japanese influenced clothing and food, suddenly announced two days ago that she was no longer using her stage name La Mu Yang Zi and will henceforth promote under her real name Li Jia Qi. That’s fine and all, totally her choice, but it did seem to come out of nowhere. Now we know why, today a C-ent insider leaked that the NRTA is coming down with a series of new regulations and one of those will include a prohibition of C-stars having foreign sounding stage names. They can still use stage names but it has to be Chinese, and of course they can still have English names, but for their official Chinese stage name it cannot be a foreign sounding one. La Mu Yang Zi absolutely sounds Japanese, I thought she was Japanese lol the first time I heard of her though I wondered what a weird Japanese last name La Mu haha. Anyhoo, C-ent is pointing out the big star to be affected namely Angelababy can’t use that anymore and will need to use her Chinese name Yang Ying. This also doesn’t affect Chinese minority ethnic stars in C-ent such as Dilraba Dilmarut or Gulinazha if they chose a stage name that is also a Uyghur name or stars from other Asian countries such as Ayunga who is Mongolian.