A man wears a face mask depicting coronavirus as he celebrates Halloween at Lan Kwai Fong, a popular nightlife in Hong Kong, China October 31, 2020.

Tyrone Siu | Reuters

China ordered broadcasters on Thursday to shun artists with “incorrect political positions” and “effeminate” styles, and said a patriotic atmosphere needed to be cultivated, widening a crackdown on its booming entertainment industry.

After years of runaway growth in the world’s second largest economy, regulators have been to trying to strengthen control over Chinese society by tightening oversight over a broad swathe of industries ranging from technology to education and

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