Dec 14, 2021 04:43 AM

Two Tax-Evading Livestreamers’ Taobao Stores Forced to Close

Zhu Chenhui, known as “Xueli Cherie”
Zhu Chenhui, known as “Xueli Cherie”

What’s new: The two influential Chinese livestreamers who were fined $14.6 million for tax evasion last month now face another regulatory blow: Their online Taobao stores were frozen right ahead of the Dec. 12 shopping festival.

Shoppers said on social media that Taobao stores owned by Zhu Chenhui, using the screen name “Xueli Cherie,” and Lin Shanshan, known as “Lin Shanshan Sunny,” showed as “error” Dec. 12, the second-largest online shopping event after Double 11 on Nov. 11. Just a day earlier, shoppers said they still saw new items on sale at the stores.

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