#52 Chinese live webcast host got fined 1.34 billion yuan… 中国带货主播被罚13.4亿元

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最近在中国出了一个让人震惊的新闻。薇娅,一位在中国家喻户晓的女主播,因为逃税,被罚了13.4 亿元。13.4亿元是什么概念呢?中国人口是14亿,等于几乎每一个中国人都拿出了1元。薇娅在2019年到2020年,逃税大约6.5亿元,所以税务部门要求她上交税金,同时交罚款,税金和罚款加起来一共13.4亿元。

大家可能会觉得震惊。一个人一年要交6.5亿元的税金,那么她一年到底赚了多少钱啊?!薇娅每一年赚多少钱,我们不太清楚。但是在去年的10月21日,薇娅开直播,销售东西,仅仅一个上午,她的销售额就有82.52亿元。

为什么在中国直播卖东西能赚这么多钱?我们今天就来聊一聊中国的直播经济,也来说一说一些和直播有关的词语。

在中国,直播是从2005年开始的。但是在那个时候,直播一般是在电脑上的直播,不是手机或者平板电脑的直播。那个时候的直播主要是直播演唱会,直播电视节目,等等。在2015年以后,因为智能手机越来越流行,几乎每一个人都有一部智能手机,也有了很多直播的软件和平台,所以越来越多人成为网络主播。他们直播自己的日常生活,比如和朋友聊天,直播唱歌,跳舞,化妆,打游戏,等等。每一个人,只要有一部智能手机,都可以成为网络主播。2017年后,一些电商平台开始用直播卖东西,比如最有名的淘宝。他们会请一些有名的,有很多粉丝的主播,来帮他们卖东西。他们直播的时候,会介绍商品,直播里也有商品的链接,人们可以直接在直播里买东西,不需要出门,只需要在家里等快递。非常方便,对不对?这就是直播卖东西在中国受欢迎的原因。

一些有名的主播,会拥有很多的粉丝,比如薇娅,她的直播账号有超过九千万的粉丝。如果商家需要请他们直播卖东西,商家需要付很多的钱。这就是薇娅赚了这么多钱的原因。

中国网友们对薇娅逃税怎么看呢?有些人很震惊,有人说:“我全家从猴开始工作,也没这么多钱”。他的意思是,哪怕从他的祖先还是猴子的时候开始工作,一直工作到现在,也赚不了这么多的钱。”也有人很生气,说:“普通人每个月工资五千元,都要交税,她赚这么多钱却逃税,这公平吗?!”

这公平吗?这确实不公平。现在,薇娅的直播账号已经不在了,也没有人去她的直播里买东西了。但是她从人们手里赚的钱已经很多了,就算她不工作,她的生活也会比普通人好很多很多。

你对这件事有什么看法呢?欢迎在评论和我们分享!

Hello everyone. Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese, a fun as well as interesting resources station of learning Chinese.

Recently there is a shocking news in China. Viya, a well-known live webcast host, was fined 1.34 billion yuan because of tax evasion. How much is 1.34 billion yuan? The population of China is 1.4 billion, so it’s like almost every Chinese people take out 1 yuan. From 2019 to 2020, Viya evaded 0.65 billion yuan. Therefore, the Tax Bureau requested her to pay the taxes as well as fine. Taxes and fine are 1.34 billion yuan in total.

People might be shocked. If one person needs to pay 0.65 billion yuan, how much money does she make a year?! We are not very clear about how much money Viya made every year. However, on 21st October last year, she did live stream to sell products, and made 8.252 billion yuan sales within only one morning.

How can people make so much money by selling things via live webcasting? Today we are going to talk about the live webcasting economy in China and some vocabularies related to live webcasting.

In China, live webcasting started in 2015. However, at that time, live webcasting was normally conducted on computers instead of mobile phones or tablets. At that time live webcasting was mainly about live concert, live TV show and so on. From 2015 onwards, because smart phones got more and more popular and almost every one had a smart phone, there were more and more apps and platforms for webcasting, and more and more people became a live webcast host. They live webcast their daily life, for example, chatting with friends, singing, dancing, doing make up, playing games, etc. Everyone could be a live webcast host as long as he/she had a smart phone. From 2017 onwards, some E-commerce platforms started to sell products via live webcasting, for example, the most famous platform called Taobao. They would invite some well-known live webcast hosts who had lots of followers to help them sell things. Whey they were doing live webcasting, they would introduce products. There were links to access the products and people can buy things via live webcasting. Instead of going out, they just need to wait for the delivery at home. It’s very convenient isn’t it? That’s the reason why selling products via live webcasting is so popular in China.

Some famous live webcast host have loads of followers, like Viya, who had over 90 million followers of her webcast account. If some companies would like to have them to help with selling via live webcasting, they would have to pay lots of money. That’s why Viya made so much money.

What did Chinese Internet users say about this? Some were shocked and said, “Even if my whole family started to work since they were still monkeys till now, we couldn’t make that much money.” Some were very angry and said, “The majority of people earn 5000 yuan for salary every month and they still need to pay taxes. Is that really fair that she could evade taxes even though she made so much money?!”

Is that fair? This is really not fair. Now Viya’s webcasting account is not excited anymore, and no one would buy things from her live webcasting. However, she had made loads of money from people and even she doesn’t work anymore, her life would be so much better than the majority of people.

What’s your opinions about this? Feel free to share your comments with us!

2 thoughts on “#52 Chinese live webcast host got fined 1.34 billion yuan… 中国带货主播被罚13.4亿元”

  1. 這篇文章很有意思,我前幾天跟我女朋友討論一下關於這個話題。我真沒想到她賺了這麽多錢。

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