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Blogger Viya must pay billion-dollar fine

Blogger Viya must pay a fine in the millions for tax evasion.
Livestream seller Viya

China’s “Queen of Livestreaming” must pay a fine in the millions for tax evasion. Blogger Viya, whose real name is Huang Wei, was ordered to pay ¥1.3 billion (€180 million), Reuters reported Monday, citing China’s tax authorities. She is alleged to have misreported her income in 2019 and 2020, among other things. The 36-year-old publicly apologized: She is accused of falsely declaring her income in 2019 and 2020, among other things. The 36-year-old publicly apologized: “I’m deeply sorry about my violations of the tax laws and regulations,” she said on her Weibo account. “I thoroughly accept the punishment made by the tax authorities.”

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