Huang Wein’s social media accounts have also been removed as part of a penalty for concealing income.
One China’s best-known social media face has received substantial fines for tax fraud.
Especially known for its live broadcasts Huang Wei has received fines of 1.34 billion Chinese yuan, or about 186 million euros, for tax fraud. According to Chinese authorities, Huang concealed his personal income in 2019 and 2020.
Huang is better known in China by the nickname Viya. He had a total of tens of millions of followers on social media.
36 years old Huang has made a living by advertising products on his social media accounts. British Broadcasting Corporation BBC’s Huang has sold everything from noodles to commercial spaceflight in its live broadcasts.
The Times added Huang to the list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year.
Huang has apologized for his use of the social media service in Weibo, which is practically the Chinese version of Twitter.
Huang had 18 million followers in the app, but once the tax fraud came to light, the account could no longer be found. Huang’s accounts have also been hidden from various online stores.
China’s under the administration The Global Times says shelving Huang ‘s accounts is a warning to other social media influencers.
Live broadcasting is extremely popular in China. There are over 400 million people in the country making videos online.
In addition to Huang, the accounts of Weibo, two other lesser-known social media influencers, were canceled and fined less.
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