Tibetan viral sensation Ding Zhen launches own business

Ding Zhen, the Tibetan boy who had gone viral in China for his good looks and characteristic innocent smile, started his own business, “Sichuan’s Little Horse Youth Culture Media Studio.” Zhen has full control over his new business dedicated to the entertainment industry in China, such as TV broadcast and production, performance management, etc.

Ding Zhen is the sole shareholder and manager of his new studio.

Ding Zhen’s recent rise has elicited mixed reactions from the Chinese public. Some Internet users on Weibo have expressed their concern about this transition.

One internet user wrote: “Didn’t he say he was an unpaid public servant? Many Internet users responded to this comment by defending his decision. “Temporary job! Employment contract! He only signed for five years,” wrote another user. Others enthusiastically congratulate him on his new milestone.

A much appreciated comment reads: “Good job, young man! Hope accompanying your love for your hometown your career will become bigger and better. Another user writes: “What a great young man! He does not forget his hometown even after fame! I wish you a lot of success.”

Screenshot of comments from Weibo internet users reacting to Tibetan boy Ding Zhen's new venture

Netizens responded with mixed feelings regarding Ding Zhen’s new business venture.

The overall appreciation of Ding Zhen’s loyalty to his hometown shows the spread of patriotism among Chinese citizens. Public attention to more rural areas of China, such as Sichuan, also indicates the gradual but certain growth of less developed regions. Its fame has opened up opportunities for Sichuan, Litang to promote and attract more tourists from all over China.

With her pure smile and dedication to her hometown, Zhen won the hearts of many, paving the way for a long career to come.


Who is Ding Zhen, the Tibetan boy who dominated the Chinese internet for a month?

Cover image via Ding Zhen Travel Book Promotional Material