Headlines from China: Fan Bingbing Banned from Travelling Abroad Amid Tax Evasion Investigation

Fan Bingbing Banned from Travelling Abroad Amid Tax Evasion Investigation

Recently, local police in Jiang Su province started investigations against top Chinese actress Fan Bingbing for alleged tax evasion and involvement in “Yin-Yang Contracts.” According to sources familiar with the matter, several people who work for Fan have been closely monitored by the authorities. Meanwhile, Fan Bingbing and her brother Fan Chengcheng are banned from traveling abroad. Reporters have been trying to reach Fan and her company’s staff, yet they remain uncontactable. Read more on entgroup.cn

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Set for August 24 China Release

American superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, which is produced by Marvel Studios and Disney, has been scheduled to release in Chinese theaters on August 24. Directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, the film is a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man. Currently, the film has been released in many countries and was well-received critically and commercially. The film is distributed by China’s Huaxia Film and will be released in 3D/IMAX 3D/Dolby/ CGS in China. Read more on Mtime

Golden Horse Film Festival to Open with Bi Gan’s ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Today, the 2018 Golden Horse Film Festival announced that the festival will open with Bi Gan’s latest film Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which will also be the the film’s Asian premiere. This May, Long Day’s Journey Into Night had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and received critical acclaim. Bi Ban is an emerging Chinese filmmaker who became well known for his directorial debut Kaili Blues, which won him the award for Best Emerging Director at the 2015 Golden Horse Awards. Read more on Mtime