China Gives Celebrities, Livestreamers Until 2022 to Correct Tax-related Offences

Livestreaming sessions by Chinese livestreamers Li Jiaqi and Viya, whose real name is Huang Wei, (L) are seen on Alibaba’s e-commerce app Taobao displayed on mobile phones in this illustration picture taken December 14, 2021. Picture taken December 14, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo

Chinese provincial authorities have ordered celebrities and livestreamers to report tax-related crimes before 2022, just days after China’s “queen of livestreaming” Viya was fined 1.34 billion yuan ($210 million) for tax evasion.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; Editing by Michael Perry