I’m a big fan of the actress and model Zhang Ziyi. Recently, there have been rumors in the Chinese media that she is reportedly under investigation by the Chinese government and barred from leaving the country. The allegations include:
“Hong Kong’s Apple daily and other Chinese media reported that the pair was first introduced by Bo’s associate, Xu Ming, 41, who is the founder and chairman of Dalian Shide Group. Sources say Xu confessed to paying Zhang 6 million yuan (S$1.2 million) in 2007, to have sex with her for the first time.
He later negotiated a deal for Bo to have sex with Zhang, for 10 million yuan (S$2 million). Reports say the 33-year-old actress slept with Bo at least 10 times between 2007 and 2011 in Beijing. The Chinese media also estimated that Zhang’s sexual transactions with various rich and powerful figures have netted her 700 million yuan over the last 10 years. This includes 180 million yuan in cash from Xu.”
First of all, if you don’t who Bo Xilai is, then you haven’t been keeping up with the latest Chinese political news for the past few months. To put it simply, Bo Xilai is a recently dethroned high level government official and high level Chinese Communist Party leader.
I find it ridiculous that a successful actress like Zhang Ziyi would want or need to have paid sex with anyone. I’m sure she’s made a decent living from her films, and as I’ve blogged about before, she’s also a spokesmodel for Omega, amongst I’m sure many other source of income that have nothing to do with selling sex.