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China's media stars caught in harsh spotlight of inequality drive

Actresses Zheng Shuang and Zhao Wei fall from grace

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang apologized on social media after being accused of tax evasion. (Imaginechina via AP)

GUANGZHOU -- When it comes to President Xi Jinping's "common prosperity" campaign to correct wealth inequality in China, it appears that the star power of the country's top television and film celebrities offers them no protection.

The country's tech titans have come under the watchful eye of authorities for practices deemed monopolistic or that run contrary to the common good. Now, even some of China's most popular stars find themselves in the unforgiving glare of the campaign. 

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