The fall of Fan Bingbing

While the Chinese A-list actress has apologised for evading taxes, her three-month disappearance remains a mystery and industry sources say her career will suffer.

For three months, Fan Bingbing - arguably China's most high-profile star - seemed to have disappeared off the face of the earth.

There were no reports of any public appearances and her once-active account on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, on which the actress has 63 million followers, suddenly went silent.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'The fall of Fan Bingbing'. Print Edition | Subscribe