June 27 dubbed as couples break-up day


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Jun 2019

Happier times: It was big news when Li proposed to Bingbing on her 36th birthday in 2017. (Photo taken from Fan Bingbing

Compiled by C. ARUNO, SIRA HABIBU and ARAVINTHAN 

NETIZENS have begun to dub June 27 as “break-up day”. Just hours after South Korean celebrity couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo announced their di­vorce, China’s Fan Bingbing said she had broken up with her fiance Li Chen, reports Sin Chew Daily.

Bingbing, who is China’s highest-paid actress, released a statement on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, announcing the break-up.

“In one’s lifetime, there are always a lot of goodbyes.

“Thank you for everything – the support and love – along the way,” she wrote.

Li shared Bingbing’s post with his fans and then commented: “From friends to lovers, now to friends again.”

Bingbing and Li fell in love during the filming of the much loved historical drama The Em­­press of China.

Then, Li had successfully proposed to Bingbing in 2017, which received wide publicity in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea and even Japan.

However, the wedding was post­poned due to Bingbing’s in­­volve­ment in a tax-evasion scandal last year.

They were rumoured to be married this February but it fell through.

Bingbing was slapped with a 880mil yuan (RM530.4mil) fine for tax evasion, which was described as one of China’s biggest tax evasion penalties in history.

 

> On Tuesday, police in China’s Jiangsu province arrested Chen Yong, 55, who confessed to strangling his wife and cutting up the corpse, reported China Press.

He admitted to having hidden parts of the body in the freezer at home and in a hardly used free­zer in his office.

Colleagues of Chen caught wind of the story and posted it on social media.

Many of them expressed disgust that they kept food in the same office freezer.

The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.


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