Chinese actress investigated for tax, pay violations

2021-04-28 22:35:21 GMT2021-04-29 06:35:21(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- China's taxation and broadcasting watchdogs said Wednesday that they are investigating allegations against Chinese actress Zheng Shuang concerning tax evasion, sky-high remuneration and contract fraud.

The Shanghai Municipal Tax Service is conducting an investigation into Zheng's tax issues in accordance with tax laws, while the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau has launched a probe into the production costs of a related TV drama and how much she was paid.

Officials from the two government bodies said they would strictly investigate violations of laws and regulations, while resolutely probing issues such as actors' sky-high remuneration and tax evasion, and taking corrective measures.

Contracts for the production of TV programs should be strictly scrutinized to create a positive environment for the high-quality development of the country's TV drama industry, according to the watchdogs.