Chinese influencers who go to Buddhist temples to gain attention find themselves in crosshairs of online crackdown

Published Sep 25 2021 at 1:00 AM GMT
  • Another category of online influencers have run afoul of Chinese regulators amid the government’s internet clean-up campaign: people who try to exploit Buddhist temples for attention.
  • The influencers, who do not appear to be monks, typically share social media posts showing them performing “Buddhist activities”, such as praying, meditating or practising calligraphy in temples.
  • They are often women dressed to the nines and flashing expensive handbags.
  • Some simply walk into a Buddhist temple and do….



  • Published Sep 25, 2021 1:00 AM GMT