Guo Meimei (centre), who was jailed for five years in 2015 after being convicted of running an illegal casino, gained mainland notoriety in 2011 after falsely claiming to work for the state-backed Red Cross Society of China. Photo: Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court/Weibo

Beijing to change law to punish any person or group that harms image of Red Cross Society of China

Move comes after its public image was hit when a young woman, Guo Meimei, falsely claimed to work for charity while flaunting her luxury goods online in 2011

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Guo Meimei (centre), who was jailed for five years in 2015 after being convicted of running an illegal casino, gained mainland notoriety in 2011 after falsely claiming to work for the state-backed Red Cross Society of China. Photo: Beijing’s Dongcheng District Court/Weibo
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