Live streamer Viya, real name Huang Wei, runs a live broadcast on e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou. Photo: VCG
Live streamer Viya, real name Huang Wei, runs a live broadcast on e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou. Photo: VCG

Unmerry Christmas for China’s live-streaming stars rushing to repay taxes after Viya incident

  • E-commerce live-streamers across the country are rushing to report underpaid taxes after authorities dealt a record fine on top influencer Viya
  • Recent cases showcase the government’s determination to crack down on tax avoidance – a common practice in the industry

Topic |   China technology
Live streamer Viya, real name Huang Wei, runs a live broadcast on e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou. Photo: VCG
Live streamer Viya, real name Huang Wei, runs a live broadcast on e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou. Photo: VCG
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