Fan Bingbing arrives for the opening ceremony of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. China’s tax authorities ordered the actress to pay nearly 884 million yuan in overdue taxes and fines on October 3. Photo: EPA
Mimi Zou
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The View by Mimi Zou

Fan Bingbing’s fall from grace turns the spotlight on the far-reaching yin-yang economy in China

Mimi Zou says separate contracts for official use and for execution by private parties are common in the construction industry and property transactions, and are even legitimised by the courts

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Fan Bingbing arrives for the opening ceremony of the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. China’s tax authorities ordered the actress to pay nearly 884 million yuan in overdue taxes and fines on October 3. Photo: EPA
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