There’s been a lot going on in the Chinese entertainment scene recently. Apart from Operation Qinglang, which is cracking down on unhealthy online behaviour by stars and their fans, artistes deemed unworthy to be on screen because of ethical reasons have also been blacklisted by China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT).
So when Ruby Lin’s work studio suddenly deregistered its business license in China two weeks ago, many people assumed the actress is in trouble with the authorities. And they could be on to something.
A recent report on these celeb-owned firms by investigative company Tianyancha suggests that something bigger is brewing.