21st October 2021 – (Beijing) Online sources in mainland revealed that the famous Chinese pianist Yundi Li was arrested for being involved in pornography, and his images on variety shows were also censored. The Chaoyang District police in Beijing announced that they received reports from the public that someone was engaged in prostitution in the area.
After investigations in accordance with the law, they arrested a 29-year-old prostitute surnamed Chen and a 39-year-old customer Li. Both confessed to the illegal acts and they are currently under administrative detention. Some internal media pointed out that Li was Li Yundi in the case.
Li Yundi has yet to respond to the incident.
Li Yundi is a Chinese concert pianist popularly known as Yundi and formerly Yundi Li. Born in Chongqing, Li is most well known for being the youngest pianist, at the age of 18, to win the XIV International Chopin Piano Competition in 2000, and for judging it in 2015.