Mother of singer sues groom-to-be

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By CAO YIN caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Two days after Chi­nese pop singer Zhang Liangy­ing an­nounced her mar­riage, a law­suit was filed in Chaoyang Dis­trict Peo­ple’s Court in Bei­jing in which Zhang’s mother claimed that her share of an en­ter­tain­ment pro­mo­tion com­pany was im­prop­erly al­tered.

On Satur­day, Chi­nese me­dia re­ports said that Zhang, also known as Jane Zhang, said she would marry Feng Ke, CEO of the pro­mo­tion com­pany, Show City Times, in Italy in Novem­ber. But on Sun­day, Zhang Guiy­ing, the star’s mother, be­came the fo­cus. She said she dis­ap­proves of the mar­riage and is tak­ing Feng to court be­cause she had been re­moved as a share­holder in the com­pany.

In­for­ma­tion about the dis­pute swept the in­ter­net over the week­end.

An of­fi­cer in the court’s pub­lic­ity depart­ment, who asked not to be named, con­firmed the case fil­ing on Mon­day.

“We’ve ac­cepted the mother’s com­plaint, and re­lated work is be­ing car­ried out,” the of­fi­cer said, de­clin­ing to re­lease more de­tails.

The Mir­ror, or Le­gal Evening News, re­ported on Mon­day that them other sub­mit­ted her com­plaint along with her lawyer on Sept 30, claim­ing that F eng had al­tered the own­er­ship of the com­pany.

The in­dict­ment said that the reg­is­tered cap­i­tal of Show City Times was 6.6 mil­lion yuan ($985,000), and that the in­di­vid­ual share­hold­ers were Zhang Liangy­ing, Feng Ke and the mother, Zhang Guiy­ing, ac­cord­ing to the news re­port.

From April 2012 to Septem­ber 2013, 70 per­cent of the shares be­longed to Zhang Liangy­ing, and 20 per­cent be­longed to her mother, the re­port said, adding that Feng had only 10 per­cent when the com­pany was founded.

In 2014, how­ever, the shares owned by the mother and Zhang Liangy­ing were low­ered re­spec­tively to 5 per­cent and 35 per­cent, while reg­is­tered cap­i­tal in­creased to 10 mil­lion yuan, the com­plaint said. Then the mother found this year that she had been re­moved al­to­gether as a share­holder, the com­plaint al­leges.

“I re­quest the court to con­firm that the re­duc­tion ofmy shares and my re­moval by Feng are il­le­gal, and to re­in­state my share­holder’s qual­i­fi­ca­tion,” the news­pa­per quoted the mother as say­ing in the com­plaint to the court.

Zhang Liangy­ing shot to fame by win­ning third place in the 2005 sea­son of the Su­per Girl con­test, a re­al­ity TV show.

In July last year, she made her 12-year re­la­tion­ship with Feng pub­lic at a con­cert in Chang­sha, Hu­nan prov­ince. Feng pro­posed mar­riage when Zhang an­nounced at the con­cert: “If you want to marry me, please come on­stage.”

Zhang Liangy­ing

Feng Ke

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