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Fan Bingbing at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May 2018, two months before she was disappeared by the Chinese state.

Fan Bingbing appears to thank China for disappearing her for 4 months: ‘It has made me calm down and think seriously’

The famous Chinese actress mysteriously disappeared from the public eye for four months last year when authorities investigated her for tax evasion.
A composite image showing Fan Bingbing before her disappearance, and the image she re-shared on social media, asserting Chinese dominance over the South China Sea and Taiwan.

Fan Bingbing is cheerleading for China over the South China Sea after the government disappeared her

China disappeared actress Fan Bingbing for three months when she was accused of tax evasion. She has since emerged as a pro-government voice.
A composite of Fan Bingbing and Bruce Willis, whose latest movie has been canceled.

A film starring Fan Bingbing alongside Bruce Willis got axed after China made an example of her

The movie "Air Strike," starring Bruce Willis and Fan Bingbing, has been scrapped, director Xiao Feng announced on Wednesday. It comes after China publicly disappeared Fan and fined her $129 million for dodging taxes, including from money reportedly made from the film.
Fan at the 2017 Cannes film festival.

The humbling of Fan Bingbing is a warning shot from China to anyone who thinks they can defy them

Prominent Chinese actress Fan Bingbing disappeared for three months amid tax evasion allegations, and broke her silence this week to confess and apologize. Roderic Wye, a former British diplomat in Beijing, said Fan's case was a powerful warning from China that "nobody can escape government scrutiny."
Chinese actress Fan Bingbing at the 2017 Cannes film festival.

Fan Bingbing was reportedly detained in a luxury holiday resort before China fined her $129 million for tax evasion

Chinese authorities detained the actress Fan Bingbing in a luxury "holiday resort" while they investigated allegations of tax evasion against her, the South China Morning Post reported. Fan disappeared from the public eye for three months but broke her silence on Wednesday.

China fines Fan Bingbing US$69.7 million in high-profile tax evasion case

Her vanishing act sparked wild speculation in China about her fate.
Fan Bingbing, pictured here at the 2017 Cannes film festival, broke her silence after disappearing for three months.

Vanished Chinese actress Fan Bingbing broke her silence with a groveling apology to the Chinese government, which she owes $129 million

The Chinese actress broke her silence after disappearing for months after being accused of tax evasion. On Wednesday, she wrote a post on Weibo apologizing and admitting to signing secret contracts to avoid paying higher taxes. Chinese tax authorities fined her and her company $129 million.
Fan at the 2017 Cannes film festival.

China ‘publicly disappeared’ its most famous actress 3 months ago with only cryptic clues left

Fan Bingbing has been missing since July 1. Her disappearance came after a journalist with state-run TV accused her of tax evasion. Earlier this year a state-run newspaper said Fan was "under control," but that report was quickly deleted. China has banned its state media from reporting about her
A composite image of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and vice president Wang Qishan, who were accused of having an affair.

Fan Bingbing was reportedly suing a billionaire who accused her of sleeping with China’s vice president when she vanished

The Chinese actress Fan Bingbing disappeared from the public eye in early July amid accusations of tax evasion. The Mail on Sunday reported that she had been pursuing a defamation lawsuit against Guo Wengui, a billionaire who accused her of having an affair with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan.
A composite image of Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and director Feng Xiaogang. Both of them were accused of tax evasion in China.

A director close to vanished Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has been mysteriously edited out of movie

Fan Bingbing, one of China's most prominent actresses, has vanished since early July, after she was accused of tax evasion. Director Feng Xiaogang was accused of being complicit. His cameo appearance in another movie was mysteriously deleted, and his name was edited out of the credits.