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Fan last in social responsibility ranking

14 September 2018, 09:57 | Regina Holmes

Fan Bingbing has not been seen in public since July. Gareth Cattermole Getty Images

Fan Bingbing has not been seen in public since July.   Gareth Cattermole  Getty Images

News about her disappearance appears to be censored in China.

China's highest-paid actress has the lowest sense of social responsibility among her peers, according to a new ranking.

Numerous details thus far are remarkably similar to the situation surrounding notorious and controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was similarly held on tax evasion charges following a number of encounters with the Chinese government.

Since exploding onto the scene as a teenager in the late 1990s, Fan, now 36, has starred in a string of Chinese hits, culminating with a role in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

Her disappearance came after Cui Yongyuan, a former TV host with the state-owned China Central Television, suggested that the actress had signed secret contracts with a Chinese entertainment company to avoid paying taxes. There have been whispers Fan was arrested by the Chinese government for tax evasion, and a cryptic article has fueled that rumor: The state-run Securities Daily posted a story last week saying Fan was "under control" and "will accept the legal decision"; the article was yanked a few hours later.

In 2017 the star - who is regarded in the same way as Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone - made £33million however, she's been accused of dodging tax by signing hidden "yin and yang" contracts. Her boyfriend, actor Li Chen, also seemingly vanished at the beginning of the summer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fan is due to co-star in a Hollywood film, 355, with Penelope Cruz but has recently gone missing.

There changed into once no recordsdata from Fan's crew and a deliver over with by Phoenix Television to her area of enterprise showed that the premises had been vacated.

But shortly after publication, that report was taken offline.

Posts about Fan's whereabouts earlier this year were also removed from social media, according to Free Weibo, a website that tracks social-media censorship in China.

Fan's silence and the crackdown are also meant to make a political point, said Stanley Rosen, a University of Southern California political science professor who studies China and its film industry.

Fan Bingbing is suspected, more precisely, of having given in to a scam known in China under the name of "contracts of yin-yang" for its appearance in the film Cell Phone 2 in 2018. "We hope the investigation result can be released soon to answer the public doubt".

The report evaluated celebrities on three criteria - professional work, charitable work, and integrity - based on media reports over the a year ago.

It also reported that Fan and her brother were barred from leaving the country. Others claim she's been spotted in Los Angeles, and has fled to the United States to seek asylum at the instruction of Jackie Chan himself, although he has denied this story.

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