It is well known that Tang Wei stepped on the toes of Chinese
authorities with her politically controversial and sexually
explicit role as the lover of a traitor in Lee Ang's "Lust,
Caution". Her appearance at the Hong Kong Film Awards
was even edited from the Chinese broadcast of the event.
Fan Bing Bing, another up and coming Chinese actress, has
also been censured for explicit scenes in a 2007 film Lost in Beijing,
in which she stars with Hong Kong actor Tony Leong Kar Wai.
The movie went through five rounds of editing before it was
allowed to be screened in China.
But a month after its release, it was abruptly pulled and
authorities asked the stars in the movie to "undergo
strict re-education and deep reflection".
Vicky Zhao has yet to incur the wrath of the censorship board
but triggered widespread public ire when she posed in a Japanese
flag for a magazine photo shoot in 2001.
Taiwanese actress Alyssa Chia has been embroiled in scandal
since her much publicised split with husband Charles Sun.
He allegedly took their four-year-old daughter away after
they argued and hinted that she was having an affair.
Victor Huang, who was seen holding hands with Taiwanese singer
and host Annie Yi (estranged wife of Harlem Yu) last year
could also be on the list, as his interview with a Hunan television
channel was cancelled at the last minute.
Former actress Liu Xiaoqing is allegedly on the list after
she was charged for tax evasion.