Missing Chinese actress Fan BingBing breaks silence over tax fraud

Missing Chinese actress Fan BingBing breaks silence over tax fraud

Missing Chinese actress Fan BingBing breaks silence over tax fraud

In addition to determining that Fan and her studio had evaded paying hundreds of millions of yuan in taxes, the tax authorities found that Fan had received 30 million yuan for her role in the upcoming film "Air Strike" - in which she stars in alongside Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody - but only paid tax on one-third of that income, much of which was funneled into smaller contracts.

Ms Fan and companies she represented also evaded 248 million yuan in additional taxes, Xinhua said, but gave no details regarding this figure. Without the great policies of the [Communist] Party and the state, without the love of the people, there would have been no Fan Bingbing.

Regarded as China's highest-paid movie star, Fan has been a household name in China for years, with more than 62 million followers online.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has finally broken her silence after 3 months and released an official statement apologizing for tax evasion.

The tax bureau in the eastern coastal province of Jiangsu delivered its judgment to Fan on Sunday, levying fines of more than 596 million yuan ($86.7 million) for tax evasion and assessing overdue taxes of more than 288 million yuan ($42 million), Xinhua said. Over the past few months, rumors circulated that Fan had been arrested, that she had been banned from leaving China, that she had been banned from acting for three years, that her production company's offices had been emptied, and even that she had sought asylum in the United States. I am deeply ashamed and feel guilty for what I have done, and I offer my honest apologies to everyone.

"I failed my country which nurtured me; I failed the society which trusted me; I failed the fans who liked me", Fan reportedly said, according to translations.

French music composer and member of the Feature Film jury Gabriel Yared (L) and Chinese actress and member of the Feature Film jury Fan Bingbing arrive on May 28, 2017 for the closing ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. I offer my honest apology here once again!

Fan is usually active on the service and posts regularly, but her last activity on the platform was in late July when she "liked" several posts, the BBC reported. She has since been transferred to the authorities in Beijing, said the source.

She had been accused in May by a Chinese TV presenter of using "yin-yang contracts" to lighten her tax burden. She has since gone on to act in Hollywood blockbusters likeX-Men: Days of Future Past.

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