Crystal Yuan Bingyan is the latest celeb facing trouble with the tax authorities, with her company Chongqing Liyan Culture Media Co, Ltd. fined RMB 978,000 (~USD 146,097) in June for tax evasion. Following this, the Love and Redemption star has supposedly stepped down from her role as the company’s legal representative and financial controller.
Between 2019 and 2021, Chongqing Liyan Culture Media Co, Ltd. utilised funds earmarked as dividends for its shareholders to pay for the actress’ personal expenditure amounting to RMB 8.15 million. As these expenses were deemed unrelated to the day-to-day operational expenses of the company, Yuan Bingyan was obligated to pay RMB 1.63 million in personal taxes. However, having failed to do so, she was fined 60% of the tax amount owed to the authorities, totalling RMB 978,000.
As news spread about the case, Yuan Bingyan’s studio issued a statement apologising to the public after “deeply reflecting on it”. They also said that they are actively cooperating with the authorities to rectify the issue and that they have already repaid everything owed in full in a timely manner.
Whether the actress emerges from this scandal unscathed or cancelled, we don’t really know yet. But that also means the fate of her still unreleased projects hangs at the balance–including The Emperor’s Love 倾城亦清欢 which also stars Wallace Chung and the xianxia Love Never Fails 落花时节又逢君 which she helms opposite Liu Xueyi.
Yuan Bingyan is also said to be in the middle of filming her newest project, the drama adaptation of the manhua Fox Spirit Matchmaker which kicked off last month with Yang Mi and Simon Gong Jun. Depending on her scenes that have already been shot, recasting her role as the second lead (if the need arises) might be easier since they’re not that far into filming yet.
Likewise, the actress’ partnership with French luxury brand Dior appears to have come to an end, as some of the brand’s previous posts with the actress are now nowhere to be seen. However, no official announcement about this has been made to date.
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Who is next?
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The Gov is using these artiste to divert the horridious handling of Zero-Covid policy and the ineffectiveness of the China made Covid vaccine. Isn’t these their usual method of dealing with politics ..
estoy de acuerdo contigo, estan buscando un bajadero a su mala politica con el covid otras cosas
¿Por qué buscas justificaciones para la irresponsabilidad de la señorita Yuan? Inclusive si el gobierno estuviera “conectado” a su caso, la evasión continuaría siendo evasión. Las celebridades sacan lo peor de ustedes.
Todos deberíamos pagar nuestras tazas a tiempo, ¿por qué no deberían las celebridades? Endulzar la situación deja en evidencia tu baja capacidad mental. No es de sorprenderse aunque, ni ubicar las tildes sabes.
What a silly comment !! Tax evasion is tax evasion. If they had wanted to divert attention from their covid handling policy (of which they make no secret of, nor apologize for), there are far more effective methods than fining one relatively insignificant actress for tax evasion. Like meddling in the Ukraine war, for example.
And this news was not even issued by the government department.
Who is next ? Whoever evades taxes, of course. That includes all the common people who were fined and who never made it to the news. Hope your own tax filings are in order, whichever country you are currently residing in.
Second you. Tax evasion is still tax evasion. Why sugarcoat it? Everyone pays their taxes on time why should celebrities be any different?
I went to her tax evasion topic on Webio and found something interesting not reported here. Apparently, the company that was fined was 100% wholly owned by her until July 3 (Sunday). The report about her company came out on July 4. It does make you wonder…
Not that she owns the company but she bought 100% share. Don’t you people buy stock? Y’all should know unless acting dumb. If really don’t know then do the research. I’d always think she’s ugly and only matches to play the evil lady but why she keep playing the lead. Not her fan. However, not going to lie, if you’re in her shoes and someone gives you 100% share you might be intrigued to buy too. Only to find out later they’re shady. That’s why she resigned after finding out. So it’s not like what y’all thinking. There are defaming rumors like she tries to run before getting in trouble. Well yeah duh anyone would run before they get in trouble, what’s wrong with that? She didn’t open the company and run it. She only bought the share and then resign after it wasn’t a good choice.
Besides, the gov is only making the people they don’t like pay.
The gov still owe Jing Tian an apology as well as money. They fined her and forced her to apologize, but didn’t they let Zhao Liying go free because she’s a mistress of the CCP? Most likely VP Zhang Gaoli.
Everyone knows almost all Chinese actresses do tax evasion. They’re only troubling the ones they want.
Oh wow I not know about that, I screen capture to Weibo and have discussion. So her fans can shut up! Link to this information please?
Don’t trouble yourself and get into a lawsuit deer.
There is discussion 2 or 3 days ago on weibo. Post something similar. They have lots of screen capture of web page overseas. They said about zly connections with government too. I did not know someone said same thing here so I curious of what article? Just want to read.
OMG. When you own 100% of the shares of a company, you are the 100% owner of that company, OK? You may hire someone else to manage or run the company, but you are the 100% owner. Besides, she was the legal representative and the financial controller before she abruptly resigned.
Nobody buys 100% shares in a company without doing some sort of due diligence. There will be lawyers and accountants involved at the very least. Pretending that she was duped is just so lame.
Anon you speak like you know so much. It’s definitely people like you who know so much and there are dumb people like YBY that doesn’t know enough and got tricked.
A shareholder owns a company through the purchase or acquisition of shares. A director is different, they are appointed by those with shareholdings to manage operational activities. But she has 100% shareholding so she was appointed executive director as well. But remember the managing director is still above. Why is he never brought up? Obviously he was bribed by some mistress who hates YBY for a long time and has been out trying to ruin her for the past year.
The reason she got 100% shareholding is because the type of shareholding they offer is limited, if unlimited then there will be more people and each will have smaller share. Without doing your “due diligence” stuff to get it, she got it easily bc she’s a celebrity making lots of money she has the money to buy that share. And got trick thinking being appointed director will be great. This is not her personal tax where she should know her own income. A company consist of so many people and the higher rank than her can hide any information from her. So if there is a mistake then it is a mistake of her being dumb and didn’t do enough research of the company first. Or perhaps was too trusting.
Excuse me?! Why you call Yang mi a mistress? HELLO? If she wants to ruin Bing Yan why would she work with her in first place? You think her best friend with DD she might take DD from her company? Hello maybe DD help Bing Yan get Fox Role! DD help YANG Mi. She makes lots money for company. Why Yang Mi double cross her with best friend?
Learn to read
JC needs to learn how to read and stop making troubles here. Nobody said YM is a mistress. Boss? Yes! She opened the studio and DD came in as an artists, not the other way around, so as a worker yes you help your boss but don’t forget your boss hired you in the first place.
Im sure whether u did tax evasion or not, if u offended the c-gov’s most beloved mistress and they say u did it then u have to lie u did it instead of arguing back.
Don’t make up things! Bing Yan not lie or be anyone Madame!
Meanwhile, ZLY got away freely. YBY is following her step by not apologizing and not being banned (for now).
Nice try but bingyan studio apologized already and it’s up in the article.
She didn’t lol. It was her STUDIO that made the apology, NOT her. She hasn’t made any on her own personal account, which angered a lot of the netizens. Even DL posted an apology on his personal account before he got banned before. So why should she be given special treatment? Just because her parents work with the government?
So you’re saying that since THE COMPANY she bought shares for didn’t file tax, makes her not filing tax.
But when HER AGENCY apologize, it means she didn’t apologize?
Until we see apologies from stars that never apologize, YBY doesn’t need to apologize as well.
That is her shell company okay. The one she used to commit tax evasion after the Shanghai tax authority warned her in 2019. So yes, she must apologize.
And who are these stars that never apologize according to you? I have already cited DL as example, someone who committed tax evasion but unlike YBY, admitted to his crime personally on his own personal account. Or is it because she is your fav, hence why you don’t want her to apologize? And since when did her agency apologize? That was her personal studio okay.
The more she stubbornly refused to apologize, the more repercussions that she will get. The people who used to work with her had already exposed YBY’s true self. Her role is getting replaced by other actresses, her scenes being deleted from her older works, and her upcoming drama is getting cancelled. She is being sued by brands for damage compensation too. Keep on being stubborn for all she want, but she will be facing her consequences very soon.
I read on Chinese Internet, she not have goverment power behind her. If she did why she got frozen 2 years, no work out until this year?
She does. Her parents work in the government. They are the reason why she hasn’t been banned for her crime. I think the reason why she got “frozen” might have to do with her previous tax evasion crime back in 2019 (she got warned by the Shanghai tax authority back then, and so moved her operation to Chongqing, since Chongqing is supposedly a tax haven?).
I read that in Facebook. But I still don’t believe.
I can’t help but compare her situation with DL’s. When news broke out of his tax evasion he immediately posted an apology on his weibo and then the it was like his entire presence in the entertainment industry got erased overnight. Why isn’t YBY immediately cancelled? Tax evasion is tax evasion. Why is it only speculation on whether she has a future in the industry? Shouldn’t she be treated like all the other celebs that evaded taxes? I never questioned if she had any connections until now…so suspicious.
That is different! That’s DL’s PERSONAL tax.
YBY only bought shares on a company and then that company didn’t file tax.
I don’t know the story behind how she got 100% share.
I’m sure you know people buy stock too, you can be a shareholder of almost any companies if you want and if they allow the public to buy shares. Would you like to be responsible for buying stock for i.e. Ebay, then Ebay didn’t file their tax?
Yup, Yup! I agree so unfair judgement from people! She not her fault. I hope Yang Mi can stand up for her! It would be nice if she did, Bing Yan don’t deserve it! And Yang Mi is senior with lots of fans, can help Bing Yan. I want to see Bing Yan work with Yang Mi! Too bad it is not DD anymore, she is too popular to be not the lead. But if they did this drama will have such high class cast! It will have the highest rating with two Queens. Just my thought.
Sorry, but Yang Mi will not stand up for her. She already replaced her with someone from Jaywalk.
I am sad about that. I not mad at Yang Mi. I just wish she did. Her star power is strong. But she dont want problem to herself.
Everyone on this site is a detective.. “this is sus” “she must have connections”. LMAO
No Bing Yan is connection not high like everyone think. If she did why did she get bullied by Cheng Yi’s fan. Why did no drama of her come out in long time? What kind of connection is that?
I don’t disagree with you JC. I’m just making fun of all the people on this site that think they know everything and keep accusing actors/actresses of this and that. I don’t know her and have only seen her in two dramas but that’s exactly why I’m not going to make all these theories about her. Rumors are harmful too.
These paid antis are saying her parents work for the government. First, if she’s that rich she wouldn’t need to cheat on her tax. Second, if she’s that powerful then why was she only a second lead for years and years? It took her forever to get a leading role and get famous. More like a jealous acting mistress is afraid of her becoming famous sounds more like it. If YBY’s attitude is so bad everyone would see it a long time ago. There is only ONE trash everyone knows has very bad attitude even when she was not famous yet, up to now she is very famous but still trashy and never reprimanded. Before this scandal, that trash has been targetting Bingyan and warned her to lay lowkey. However Bingyan still go ahead and work with YM to get more famous, that must’ve angered the trash.
Yes. I hope they don’t keep Making gossip and trouble for Bing Yan.
Agree with you. All trying to make out that she is an innocent victim, then throwing dirt on others to divert attention. Even Fan Bing Bing, the most internationally renowned celebrity can be fined for tax evasion, and she surely has more “connections” both domestically and internationally than 90% of the other celebrities.
You need a life
Provide your proof loser. Trashta was caught with evidence, there are photos of CEO from the United States helping her buy billions of international fans. Where’s the photo of YBY having that? Also Trashta didn’t even build a road for her hometown but still release 10 news articles a day to say it was done by her, and the ccp isn’t even offended. Where’s your proof YBY done anything similar? You got zero evidence.
I don’t understand what you say? I don’t know if Bing Yan has done that. Between Fan Bing Bing and Bing Yan, maybe time has change for the law? BING Yan has company that is fined not Bing Yan. I think the bad people is her people that is in charge of taking care of the money. Remember Johnny Depp? The popular trial world wide happended last month. He said that people work for him steal his money and make him look bad. I feel this situation same as Bing Yan. She is small target not like Yang Mi, DD or ZLY. Easier to take her money and blame her? I don’t know just my thinking. I don’t know about her being CEO and buying articles. Did you think she use tax evasion to take money to buy international fans?
Lol, this is curious. Normally, wouldn’t this section have already turned to ZLY behind it all? And is the evil mastermind? XD yet it’s just baseless attacks on YBY. At least when DL got it, a lot of ppl were saying hope it isn’t true, so sad, etc. not even 1 comment in here like that, female celebrities really have it harder than male.
Funny thing is with so many articles about how she’s a copy of ZLY, and she’s getting lots of roles and dramas, (and her stardom is getting more more prominent), that without her, could totally go to certain someone, it’s not out of the box to think certain someone has set her up. At least I was thinking that’s what the usual antis would come up with in this section, however, they called her the same name as the most hated celebrity on this site, make me wonder if the antis just hate them both because they do lookalike and they can’t differentiate between real and copy 😛
Well people say ZLY is too pitiful and innocent cause everytime there are news about others, she gets drag in with them. But thing is if you look at all news about YBY, including Li Yitong, He Hongshan, Zhao Lusi, etc. they all get the same nasty remarks being ZLY copycats. We have to trust ZLY that all of those new faces hired the media to hate themselves and make ZLY the culprit. It’s totally not ZLY’s PR releasing constant hate on everyone else.
There are also slandering about YBY using money to buy hot searches, if YBY is so rich why would she even need to cheat on taxes to buy them? Why didn’t she buy them from the start but only after so many years she suddenly buy them? That’s bc, buying water army isn’t even possible. You think the Chinese gov let celebrities run the internet? No. They control what their citz can see. Even if someone illegally find a way to use water army they will be caught fast and get punished. To use water army, they must have good connections with high ranking officials. And obviously only ZLY has that, why do you think her career skyrocketed before YBY?
Someone from the company already explained it wasn’t even tax invasion, they only didn’t turn the tax on time and they cited the law that wasn’t even super big offense. The problem is this is just like another ZZH case where there are hundreds of billions of users giving false alerts but the truth gets muted.
Why you gotta stir the pot?! They’ve been trying to make this about her but I don’t know if JC is for real or just trolling them, but JC keeps responding like they’re talking about someone else LMAO
I have to say she is bad actress ,total fake ,i can’t watch her drama, it is just heart aching talent are been buried while bad actress like her make success,