January 11, 2013
China's Free-Speech Star
David Wertime, Tea Leaf Nation
Annie Yi — a.k.a. Yi Nengjing, a.k.a. Inō Shizuka, and formerly Wu Jingyi — is a woman of many facets. Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1969 to a political family with a history of persecution by the Kuomintang, the popular singer and actress has faced harsh online criticism for an extramarital affair and a failed marriage, and has clashed with Taiwanese tabloids.
Now, she faces perhaps her greatest test: The wrath of the Chinese government, and a possible ban from appearing before mainland Chinese audiences in the future.
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