Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has made her first public appearance since news broke of her tax problems last year.
The 37-year-old actress turned up on the red carpet of iQiyi's ninth anniversary gala in Beijing on Monday (April 22), but did not accept any interviews from the media.
iQiyi is one of China's three major video-streaming companies - the other two are Youku Tudou and Tencent Video - and Fan's attendance at the gala meant that she has been welcomed back by the country's entertainment industry.
Fan has been gradually testing waters in preparation for a comeback this year.
In January, photos of her eyewear brand endorsement were circulated online.
During Chinese New Year in February, the actress uploaded four bare-faced selfies on Weibo and sent festive greetings to her fans: "Love all of you! Happy Chinese New Year!"
In March, she attended the opening ceremony of a luxury aesthetic clinic she had invested in. Li Chen, Fan Chengcheng, and Janine Chang made an appearance as well.
In April, US magazine Variety reported that Fan was returning to the screen in the film 355.
"She should retire from the entertainment industry instead of challenging the public's bottom line to make a comeback. Celebrities should keep a good public image and be self-disciplined off the stage," one Weibo user said.
Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines worth hundreds of millions of yuan over tax evasion, according to the country's tax authorities.
综合来源：环球时报英文版，Asia One，Strait Times，China Plus