On social media: Fan Bingbing back for Chinese New Year

PHOTO: WEIBO/FAN BINGBING

BACK FOR THE NEW YEAR: Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, who was embroiled in a tax evasion scandal last year, posted four selfies of herself with little make-up on Weibo on Monday, the eve of Chinese New Year. The photos were accompanied with the caption "Love you all! Happy new year!". Fan has largely vanished from social media after she was involved in a scandal last year over her alleged inking of the so-called "yin-and-yang contracts" in a bid to avoid paying more taxes. The practice involves having one contract spell out the actual payment, while submitting a different one to the tax authorities to declare less income.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 07, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe