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[[File:wen.jpg|250px|thumb|left|''Wen Jiabao as “best actor.”'']]The label “movie star” is often applied to Wen Jiabao, China's premier. It is also in the Chinese title (中国影帝温家宝) of a book written about Premier Wen. (The English title is, China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao.) The author of the book, Yu Jie, has been threatened with a long prison sentence by the Domestic Security Department if he goes ahead with his plans to publish the book (see here ([http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/police-detain-china-writer-over-upcoming-book/ English]) and here ([http://gb.udn.com/gb/udn.com/NEWS/MAINLAND/BREAKINGNEWS4/5707428.shtml Chinese])).
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[[File:wen.jpg|250px|thumb|left|''Wen Jiabao wins for “best actor.”'']]Former prime minister Wen Jiabao is often called a “movie star” in a nod to his many “[[I’m late.|performances]]” in photo opportunities with ordinary people, especially at disaster zones. His charisma and expressions of concern for the downtrodden made Wen extremely popular. However, critics perceived his words and actions as disingenuous and serving to conceal the repressive nature of the Party.
  
Because of his charisma and expressions of concern for the downtrodden, Wen Jiabao is by the far the most popular leader in China. However, critics have given him the nickname of “movie star” because they perceive his words and actions as being disingenuous and serving to conceal the repressive nature of the Party.
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In 2010, democracy activist [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/yu-jie Yu Jie] published the book ''China’s Best Actor: Wen Jiabao'' ([https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%AD%E5%9B%BD%E5%BD%B1%E5%B8%9D%E6%B8%A9%E5%AE%B6%E5%AE%9D 中国影帝温家宝]), more literally translated ''China’s Movie Star: Wen Jiabao''. [http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2010/07/police-detain-china-writer-over-upcoming-book/ Yu was detained by the police before publication] in Hong Kong. He fled to the U.S. in January 2012 under threat of being “[[buried alive]]” without a trace.
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Revision as of 16:14, 22 April 2013

影帝 (yǐngdì): movie star

Wen Jiabao wins for “best actor.”

Former prime minister Wen Jiabao is often called a “movie star” in a nod to his many “performances” in photo opportunities with ordinary people, especially at disaster zones. His charisma and expressions of concern for the downtrodden made Wen extremely popular. However, critics perceived his words and actions as disingenuous and serving to conceal the repressive nature of the Party.

In 2010, democracy activist Yu Jie published the book China’s Best Actor: Wen Jiabao (中国影帝温家宝), more literally translated China’s Movie Star: Wen Jiabao. Yu was detained by the police before publication in Hong Kong. He fled to the U.S. in January 2012 under threat of being “buried alive” without a trace.