Li Xian’s “A Love Never Lost” Removed From Platforms

Chinese drama A Love Never Lost <人生若如初見> starring Li Xian (李現), Wei Daxuan (魏大勛) and Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actress  Jessie Li (春夏) was originally slated to make its premiere on July 18. The drama follows five youths as they navigate  unprecedented times after China’s defeat in the First Sino-Japanese War.

A descendant of nobility from the late Qing Dynasty, Li Xian’s character is said to be based on Liangbi, who had studied in Japan for several years before returning to China and becoming an army general. Unfortunately, he was ultimately assassinated.

Since the cast had heavily promoted the drama, there was heightened anticipation for its release on July. However 30 minutes before its broadcast, the television station announced that they would be airing another drama instead. Not only was it removed from cable television, two online platforms also removed it from the lineup.

When A Love Never Lost’s  sudden halt in broadcast became a trending search, the production team officially announced that the drama would be delayed due to “technical issues.” However, netizens suspect that the last-minute change is linked to an investigation by the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) and one of the cast members may be implicated in a scandal.

“A Love Never Lost” Trailer

Source: World Journal

This article is written by Kiki for

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  1. I can see this could have been a hit. Too bad that it did broadcast. Not my cup of tea, even the trailer looks boring to me.

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