Taxing time for China's live-streaming 'queen'

<p>This photo taken on April 20, 2021 shows e-commerce livesreamer Huang Wei, also known as Viya, speaking during the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Boao, in south China's Hainan province. - A Chinese influencer known as the "queen of livestreaming" has bee
Ms Huang Wei, better known in China as Viya, was fined 1.34 billion yuan for evading taxes - the largest ever for a live-streamer. PHOTO: AFP
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BEIJING - Dubbed the queen of live-streaming in China, Ms Huang Wei used to make headlines for her whopping sales online, which included a rocket launch service sold for about 40 million yuan (S$8.5 million) in April last year.

But on Monday (Dec 20), it was the massive fine imposed on the 36-year-old that grabbed the attention of Chinese netizens.

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