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Chinese actress Fan Bingbing hit with $130m tax bill

A-list star breaks her silence and apologizes for dodging taxes

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing topped Forbes' China celebrity rich list last year.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Fan Bingbing, one of the world's highest paid actresses, has been ordered to pay nearly 892 million yuan (about $130 million) in fines and back taxes, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.

The 37-year-old has appeared in the "X-Men" and "Iron Man" film franchises but has been out of the public eye for three months now.

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