Chinese star gets zero rating by Chinese authorities for being socially irresponsible

Fan Bingbing comes in last on list of socially responsible stars amid tax evasion rumours

Fan Bingbing comes in last on list of socially responsible stars amid tax evasion rumours

Her studio said the report was "slander", per Channel NewsAsia.

Out of the 100 actors and celebs in the Top 100 report, only nine passed (with a score of 60 per cent).

The study, which was published on Sept 2, was the first of its kind and was authored by academics from Beijing Normal University and the state-affiliated Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility Research Institute.

Fan Bingbing (范冰冰), 36, has been accused of dodging at least 500 million yuan (£56 million) in taxes and has mysteriously vanished from public sight since July.

A report published by China's Stocks Daily last Thursday claimed that Fan had been "under the control of the authority" and would "face legal punishment".

Fan had a score of zero.

The project was led by Zhang Hongzhing, a communication professor, who said that Chinese celebrities should be evaluated for social responsibility.

There has been speculation about Fan's whereabouts since reports emerged that she had taken "under the table" payments.

Rumors have circulated online that Fan's low score may have resulted from the allegations of criminal activity against her.

Another report, by Taiwan's ETtoday, said last Friday that Fan had already been detained, quoting insiders close to the matters.

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is set to co-star in the upcoming thriller 355 alongside Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong'o, but that's assuming they're able to locate her.

After the documents posted by Cui went viral, the state tax administration was reportedly investigating alleged use of such dual contracts in the entertainment industry in eastern Jiangsu province.

Her name is commonly associated with Chinese youths' newfound obsession with plastic surgery, and her aquiline nose and distinctive jaw line are said to be popular requests.

State news agency Xinhua reported in late June that government agencies, including the tax authority and the film and broadcast regulator, would crack down on excessive pay and tax evasion in entertainment.

Fan is one of five leading global actresses cast in the upcoming Hollywood spy thriller "355", alongside Jessica Chastain and Penelope Cruz.

Last month, almost a dozen major Chinese film producers and video sites announced they also would boycott "unreasonable" pay for actors.

Fan is one of five leading global actresses cast in the upcoming Hollywood spy thriller 355, also starring Jessica Chastain and Penelope Cruz.

Chinese authorities maintain a tight grip on mass media both on and off screen.

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