MeiOne, the live-streaming agency behind China’s top influencer Li Jiaqi, issued a statement on Nov.4 insisting that there was no “green channel” for selecting products promoted on live-stream events. This comes after a former employee of MeiOne was found guilty of receiving more than a million yuan in benefits over two years as a product commissioner, beginning in July 2020. The employee was sentenced to three years in prison for accepting bribes and job misappropriation, the criminal record shows. MeiOne disassociated itself from news of any charges aimed at guaranteeing products would be marketed in Li Jiaqi, writing on its official site that they were not connected to the company. It is reported that on the first day of this year’s Singles Day shopping festival, Li sold less than 50% of his last year’s record. [Beijing News, in Chinese]