Janine Chang In Trouble With Chinese Netizens After They Find Out That She Called Taiwan “My Country” In Her Master’s Thesis 11 Years Ago
Netizens think she is this close to being blacklisted in China.
How Taiwanese and Hongkong celebs view the One-China policy has always been a contentious topic for Chinese netizens. Even more so now that the Chinese government is reportedly placing new restrictions on celebs with foreign citizenships working in the Mainland.
And any star who has ever expressed views or said anything that remotely sounds like they think Taiwan or Hongkong is separate from China have incurred the wrath of these Chinese netizens.
Just look at what happened to Dee Hsu and Jolin Tsai.
The latest celeb to come under fire is 39-year-old Taiwanese actress Janine Chang. And it's all because of a thesis she wrote when she was studying for her master's degree in industrial economics at Taiwan’s National Central University in 2010.
Yes, 11 years ago.
The topic of her thesis was ‘issues regarding artiste management in my country’ and Chinese netizens have taken umbrage with her use of “my country” when referring to Taiwan.
It's not known how Chinese netizens came across the thesis in the first place or why they decided to even look for it, but they've since taken it as evidence that Janine is pro-Taiwan independence.