Fan Bingbing’s tax evasion scandal is probably the biggest drama for the country’s entertainment industry this year. Though the issue with Fan has ended, other famous Chinese celebrities are now at risk.
It would seem that 17 high profile Chinese celebrities have now been placed under the radar by China authorities following Fan’s case.
According to a leaked document obtained by Hengdian World Studios, the State Administration of Taxation has been in contact with at least 17 Chinese celebrities over the past 3 days in regard to their tax filings.
These 17 celebrities have been ordered by the Zhejiang Province’s local government to pay up all of their overdue taxes by 15th December 2018. The “overdue taxes” include the 20 percent of total revenue earned through their respective production studios, JayneStars reports.
The list of probed celebrities is not revealed, but according to rumours Yang Mi (杨幂), Zhao Liying (赵丽颖), and Hu Yitian (胡一天) are among the 17.
According to a report back in August, Zhou Xun (周迅), Zhao Wei (赵薇), Angelababy (杨颖), Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明), Huang Bo (黄渤), Li Yifeng (李易峰), and director Feng Xiaogang (冯小刚) are also some of the stars being investigated.
A month ago, Fan Bingbing announced that she will be retiring from show business after her marriage with fiance Li Chen, which is set to take place on 2nd February 2019.