[Epoch Times, September 2, 2022](The Epoch Times reporter Tong Yijia reported) Wang Hailin, a senior mainland screenwriter, revealed on Weibo on September 1 that the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the Communist Party of China prohibits artists from calling foreign or similar foreign names. And, for example, names like “Angelababy” and “Rame Yoko” are no longer available. It caused a choking noise on the network.
On September 1, Wang Hailin wrote on Weibo: “Yang Ying can no longer sign Angelababy, and Yoko Ramu must also be called by a Chinese name, which is a requirement of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television. allow.”
In fact, the actress “Ramu Yoko”, whose stage name is suspected of imitating the Japanese name, announced on the eve of Wang Hailin’s post that she used her real name “Li Jiaqi”, which seems to be in response to the order of the CCP’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.
Many netizens were puzzled by the ban, and left messages under Wang Hailin’s post “too much control”, “personal freedom is completely gone”, and “the more I live, the more I go back.” Some people directly choked: “What about cultural self-confidence? This is inferiority!” “It’s too much to correct, and what should be changed should not be changed. Just cancel the English class and cancel the CET-4 and CET-6 exams. You can’t listen to English songs and watch foreign movies and TV shows. Radio and TV is inferior!”
The 27-year-old Yoko Ramei has transformed from an internet celebrity who shoots short videos to an actor. She recently attracted attention in the show “Actors, Please Be In Your Place”. Just when she became popular, she suddenly announced on Weibo that her real name “Li Jiaqi” will be restored from now on. ”, also said, “My mother said that everything was going to be alright, listen to my mother.”
Since another internet celebrity, Li Jiaqi, who was previously live-streaming with goods, was blocked because of the “June 4th” incident in the live broadcast, now Yoko Ramu has changed his real name to “Li Jiaqi”, which is homophonic to Li Jiaqi, which inevitably makes netizens feel that his name is not recognizable.
In this regard, Yoko Ramu told netizens that if she thinks her name is difficult to remember, she can also call her by her nickname “Little Spicy”. She also laughed at herself at the end of the article: “Life is ups and downs, everyone is the protagonist of their own life, I’m just an occasional little spice on your table. Set a new goal and be a good spice bag!”
Some entertainment bloggers took stock and exclaimed: “Yang Ying can’t be called Angelababy anymore, Huang Minghao can’t be called Justin, is Ren Jialun going to be changed back to Ren Guochao? , “合” is taken from the homophonic sound of his mother’s surname He, which is often mistaken by netizens as a Japanese name. Many high-profile celebrities have been named because of their stage names and foreign names.
In recent years, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the Communist Party of China has continuously issued a series of bans in order to rectify the entertainment industry. In addition to strictly censoring the subject matter of film and television dramas, such as restricting film and television companies by offering provisions such as “love dramas cannot be too sweet”, it also bans so-called “bad actors” and bans To use Hong Kong and Taiwan artists who have not made a political statement, it is stipulated that the participating actors must sign the political review clause of “guaranteeing correct thinking for 10 years”, and they will be liable for huge compensation if they breach the contract.
Recently, the official “Chinese Academy of History” of the Communist Party of China published an article “New Explorations on the Issue of “Seclusion and Lockdown of the Country” in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, stating that the closed-door policy of the Ming and Qing Dynasties was not “seclusion and lock-up of the country”, but only “self-restriction”, in order to safeguard national sovereignty, Prevent Western colonial aggression. The article was accused of reversing the verdict of closing the country and causing great controversy.
In order to prevent the entertainment industry from being “invaded by Western ideology”, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the Communist Party of China banned star artists from using foreign names, which was one-sided ridiculed by the Chinese people.
Responsible editor: Ye Ziwei