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Bruce Willis film cancelled after Fan Bingbing tax case

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Bing bing indeed

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$130 Million?

That can't be right.

Must admit I've never heard of her. But then, she's probably never heard of me.

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Ive never heard of Bling Bling in any context prior to this "news".

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I read her plight a month ago on another site, and it seems the Chinese authorities are trying to bankrupt her, because she's been having a major influence on Chinese youth, mostly through her characters.

I look forward to seeing the day China gets a good butt whooping!

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She is cute.

"the Chinese version of "Iron Man 3".

I hear that is not so great.

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What's the point of those comments stating you don't know who she is. She's the most famous influential Chinese celebrity of the last 10 years, evidently with that tax hike of a $130 million dollars.

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What's the point of those comments stating you don't know who she is. She's the most famous influential Chinese celebrity of the last 10 years

I was wondering that myself. I get the impression they want to say "I never heard of the it/them, therefore it/they cannot be important." I used to have an uncle like that. He didn't know anything, and (in his mind) what he didn't know wasn't worth knowing. So he continued not knowing anything.

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Perhaps the Chinese need visible Hazard Warnings affixed to their clothing

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Like others, she is the highly visible reminder to the populace of China that the CP can and will destroy you at its whim. She is an “example” to frighten everyone in to line.

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Well just read the movie will open up here in the U.S. but after looking at the trailer on YouTube it looks sorta campy to me. Fan Bingbing it's very pretty. But money laundering and tax evasion? Makes me sad. Good luck with that. Not even sure a good legal team would help her in China.

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This is a sad case.

The movie was originally scheduled to be released last year, but the release was frozen thanks to China's THAAD retaliations that prohibited showing Korean actors in China, and this movie had a Korean actor as the male lead, and it was not possible to edit out the male lead from the movie.

Now that the THAAD ban was lifted, it was going to be released this summer, then this whole Fan Bingbing tax evasion charge happened and it is Fan who was banned for 3 years.

Either way, Japanese are going to be happy because this movie was intended to remind Americans that Chinese and Americans once fought against Japanese side by side.

Hopely the Chinese financed Midway movie directed by Roland Emmerich will be released without a hickup next year.

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Damn, I was looking forward to seeing Air Strike. Even if the story was typical Chinese camp, it looked like some good aerial combat scenes.

Why cancel a movie's release just because one of the cast didn't pay their taxes?

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Chinese Actresses Gao YuanYuan and Li Yifei are more beautiful and i guess they have paid the taxes in time but the most popular one always gets the trouble, therefore they need to take gap years time to time.

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englisc aspyrgendOct. 19 09:56 pm JSTLike others, she is the highly visible reminder to the populace of China that the CP can and will destroy you at its whim. She is an “example” to frighten everyone in to line.

The Chinese Commie party has to show who rules the roost - they're doing their best to show that by making Fan an example.

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