Following Zheng Shuang’s (郑爽) surrogacy scandal and tax fraud, her official and studio accounts have been deleted on Weibo. Search results for Zheng Shuang’s name also come up blank on Weibo. The only accounts left are her Baidu Tieba fanclub and other fan accounts. Many netizens praised the Chinese government for cancelling Zheng Shuang. Others were confused why action was only being taken now.
On August 26, Tencent had already removed her drama Sword of Legends <古剑奇谭> from its streaming platform. Youku also removed Love O2O < 微微一笑很倾城>. Not long after, her official Weibo was banned from posting.
On August 27, the Shanghai tax department fined Zheng Shuang 299 million Chinese yuan for tax evasion. If she is able to make payment within the allotted time, then authorities would not pursue any legal action. However, if she is unable to pay by the deadline, then her case would be sent to the police for followup.
With Zheng Shuang’s vast wealth, paying the fines should not be a problem. The actress has 10 affiliated companies, 5 of which have already been dissolved including her studio in Shanghai. However an AI company that she owns with ex-boyfriend Zhang Heng (张恒) still exists.
Although her Weibo has been deleted, fans discovered that Zheng Shuang had posted on her Instagram account, “Don’t be sad. I won’t easily give up on chasing after a beautiful future. I have always been here.”
While her cryptic post left some netizens confused, many believe the actress’ entertainment career is already over.
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.