Possible New Chinese Import

As Catherine Rampell has reported, tax prosecutions in this country are falling:


As the Associated Press has reported:

Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million but would spare her from criminal prosecution, state media said Wednesday.

The announcement ended months of speculation over one of China’s highest-profile entertainers since she disappeared from public view three months ago amid reports she was being investigated for tax fraud.

Of the total amount, Fan is being personally fined around $70 million for tax evasion.

The next step is obvious:  Outsource the criminal prosecution of tax crimes to the Chinese.

Of course, some people might object.