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Chinese ‘queen of livestreaming’ Huang Wei fined record $210 million for tax evasion

Huang Wei
  • China fined top shopping livestreamer Huang Wei 1.34 billion yuan (approximately $210 million) for tax evasion.
  • Huang Wei posted a statement on Weibo where she wrote she was feeling “deeply guilty.”
  • She is the latest influencer to have been investigated as a part of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on internet celebrities who have gained a strong following over the past few years.

Top livestreamer Huang Wei, commonly known as Viya, is the latest internet celebrity to be fined for tax evasion in the last year.

China’s statement