China's live-streaming influencers come under scrutiny

<p>Livestreaming sessions by Chinese livestreamers Li Jiaqi and Viya, whose real name is Huang Wei, (L) are seen on Alibaba's e-commerce app Taobao displayed on mobile phones in this illustration picture taken December 14, 2021. Picture taken December 14,
Live-streaming sessions by Chinese livestreamers Li Jiaqi and Viya, are seen on e-commerce app Taobao, on Dec 14, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - Human resource manager Pan Jingli would drop in and out of live-streaming rooms on e-commerce platform Taobao every night before going to sleep.

It became a routine during the Covid-19 pandemic last year after Beijing imposed strict stay-at-home rules.

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