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When sex brings down the rich and famous

By Raymond Zhou | China Daily | Updated: 2014-09-20 06:54

A celebrated filmmaker caught in flagrante delicto with a prostitute is a catalyst for debate.

While the Chinese government's crackdown on official corruption is creating a lot of smoke, it is the crackdown on vice, especially when it involves showbusiness personalities, that is the real sizzle.

Not a month has gone by this year without a top-name entertainer arrested for illegal drug taking, hiring prostitutes/spousal cheating... OK, the last part has nothing to do with the police as it is still within the realm of ethics rather than that of the law for a movie star to have a mistress. But tabloids are green with envy because the government has preempted them on their biggest strength, which is, digging up dirt around entertainment celebrities.

When sex brings down the rich and famous

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