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Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how “socially responsible” they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more than two months.

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Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how “socially responsible” they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more than two months.

The 2017-2018 China Film and Television Star Social Responsibility Report, carried widely by state media outlets, ranks Chinese celebrities according to three criteria: professional work, charitable actions and personal integrity.

It praises celebrities who have become “relatively strong role models”, but also highlights cases where it says they have had a “negative” social impact.

But what is most notable is its 0% rating for Fan Bingbing, one of China’s biggest stars, who hasn’t been seen in public since 1 July when she visited a children’s hospital.

The report was authored by academics at Beijing Normal University.

Who is Fan Bingbing?

She is known internationally as a singer and model, as well as for her appearance in the X-Men film franchise.

Her name has been linked to a government probe involving celebrities using “yin-yang contracts” – a practice where one contract sets out an actor’s real earnings, and another details a lower figure, with the latter submitted to the tax authorities.

Although Fan Bingbing’s studio denies any wrongdoing, online users are speculating that the reason she scored 0% is a result of the widely-circulated allegations, which state media have said have had a negative impact on society.

There is no word on what has happened to Fan. However there is speculation she has been arrested.

Most recently, state-run Chinese publication Securities Daily published a report which said she had been placed “under control, and would “accept the legal decision”.

But the story was pulled down a few hours later.

How does the report rank stars?

The authors said they studied the behaviour of 100 Chinese singers, actors, and public figures – based in China and abroad – to assess the extent of their social responsibility.

They did not specify exactly how they arrived at the results in the test, but said that their findings were based on “research and web-scraping”.

 

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