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Beijing targets superstars following Fan Bingbing's epic tax fine

Analysts say China is gathering tax revenues to support a prolonged trade war

Fan Bingbing is 'not the only one being targeted', the Communist Party's Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission warned in a commentary.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- More Chinese superstars could fall into the net of Beijing's escalating crackdown on "the heartless rich," following Fan Bingbing's $130 million bill for tax evasion.

Fan, one of China's highest paid actresses, is "not the only one being targeted," the Communist Party's Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission warned in a commentary on Thursday, as it criticized the widespread vices of money worship and disregard of the law in the entertainment industry.

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