Chinese stars hit with $1.62 billion in 'cold winter' tax crackdown

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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses on the red carpet at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong in this March 21, 2017, file photo. — Reuters



Beijing — Chinese authorities have collected more than 11 billion yuan ($1.62 billion) in unpaid taxes from celebrities and entertainment companies since they hit the industry with a crackdown, state media Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

Xinhua, citing the national tax bureau and content watchdog, said the campaign, which began in October, had ended and companies and workers had been ordered to correct their tax records. — Reuters


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