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Renowned Chinese pianist Li Yundi has reportedly been detained in Beijing for prostitution allegations, state media said yesterday (Oct 21).

Dubbed China's “Piano Prince”, Yundi has seen his profile rise significantly in recent months after taking part in hit Chinese reality TV show, Call Me By Fire.

The city’s Chaoyang district police posted a statement on Weibo yesterday saying a 39-year-old man, named "Li Something Di", and a 29-year-old woman, surnamed Chen, were detained following reports from the public of prostitution in the neighbourhood.

Both the man and woman are said to have confessed to the crime.

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