Chinese comedian ‘Chi Zi’ has online profiles wiped after Canadian tour wrapped


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Wang Yuechi, a standup comic from China, or Chi Zi, his stage name. His jokes may have run afoul of China’s censors.Handout Wang Yuechi, a stand-up comic from China, wrapped up his North American tour in Toronto last month. Soon afterward, his name was wiped off most major mainland Chinese social media. According to audiences who saw the performances by Mr. Wang – who goes by the stage name Chi Zi – in Vancouver and Toronto, his jokes may have fallen afoul of China’s censors. Ironically, a main theme running through his shows is China’s heavy censorship of its cultural...