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China sentences Canadian pop star Kris Wu to 13 years for rape

Chinese native singer also ordered to pay $84m in tax offenses

Kris Wu performs in Toronto during 2018.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- A Beijing court sentenced Canadian singer Kris Wu on Friday to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of crimes including rape, just over a year after his arrest in China, where he was born and built a lucrative career.

The court in the district of Chaoyang said investigation showed that from November to December 2020, the 32-year-old, who is also known as Wu Yifan, had raped three women.

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