According to Chinese police, Li Yundi, a famous international pianist is a suspect in a Beijing case. Beijing police posted on their blog that a suspect was identified. “administrative detention”According to reports, an investigation was opened in October 21. Associated Press. The case involves Chen (a woman) and Aspen (a man). “Li di,”With the first part the suspect’s name censored for privacy reasons.
Another post displayed a keyboard on the piano with the message. “One must definitely see clearly the difference between black and white.”China Musicians Association announced that it would be forcing Li, 39 years old, out of its organization on the basis of the police notice. Although there are not many details available about the case, state media reports that Li allegedly sought sex with a 29 year-old woman. New York Times.
Li’s arrest quickly became the topic of discussion on Weibo (a Chinese social media platform similar to Twitter) within minutes. Over 20 million Weibo users follow Li and he often performs at the Lunar New Year gala, which is broadcast live on Chinese television. The Chinese government is trying to arrest him. “purify”The country’s pop culture is being regulated to prevent celebrity worship and fan clubs.
A list of August events will be available. “misbehaving celebrities” surfaced, reports CNN. Zhao Wei, one of the actresses on the list, had her social media accounts removed by Wibo. Zheng Shuang, another actress on the list was penalized for tax evasion. Zheng was accused by the U.S. of abandoning her babies. Kris Wu, the pop star Kris was also included on the list following his arrest on suspicion of rape.
Chinese officials have a history of accusing political foes of prostitution. Experts believe that Li’s case could be true, even though there are very few details. “Can one be confident that the facts alleged are true?”Jerome Cohen, professor of law at New York University, told the Times. “Prostitution is such a time-honored Communist Party claim against political opponents that one has to be suspicious of this case.”
Li is a world-renowned pianist. He won the XIV International Chopin Pianist Competition 2000 when he was only 18 years. He has been on tour all over the globe, and made his U.S. debut in Carnegie Hall in 2003. He has released over a dozen studio albums.