Live streamer Viya Huang Wei live streams on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Photo: VCG via Getty Images
Live streamer Viya Huang Wei live streams on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Photo: VCG via Getty Images
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China tech crackdown: Hangzhou fines top influencer Viya a record US$210 million for tax evasion

  • Viya has been fined a record 1.34 billion yuan for tax evasion by tax authorities in Hangzhou, a leading e-commerce hub
  • Viya has cooperated with the tax authority and she will not face any criminal charges if she pays the fine, authorities say

Live streamer Viya Huang Wei live streams on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Photo: VCG via Getty Images
Live streamer Viya Huang Wei live streams on the e-commerce platform Taobao on April 16, 2019 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Photo: VCG via Getty Images
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