Because of attacks in a series of articles from the Central Communist Youth League and many other accusations posted on China’s Internet, the “Zhao Wei Incident” recently became a hot topic on the Internet in Mainland China. The Wall Street Journal published an article titled, “Taiwanese Actor Leon Dai Loses Part in Zhao Wei Film After Political Pressure in China.” Taiwanese movie actor Leon Dai lost a major role in Mainland Chinese director Zhao Wei’s movie because he supported the “sunflower movement” in Taiwan in 2014 and he made positive comments about gala shows that Falun Gong practitioners had launched [the Shen Yun Performing Arts show in 2016].
On July 17, 2016, “Knight Island,” a WeChat public blog account on People’s Daily Overseas Edition, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, published an article criticizing the Central Communist Youth League: “The whole story is to resist compatriots in the name of resisting foreign invasion.”
At the end of the “Knight Island” blog, the blog writer said the same team maintains both WeChat accounts, “Study Group” and “Knight Island.” [Editor’s note: While the Jiang faction controls the Propaganda Department, “Study Group” and other blogs support Xi Jinping.]
WeChat Public Blog Account “Knight Island”, July 17, 2016
DW News, July 18, 2016
The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2016