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China nabs more than 200 suspects in banking scandal

At least 200 suspects have been arrested for their alleged link to one of China's biggest-ever banking scandals, according to reports. Chinese police said they have arrested 234 people in connection with the scandal and that significant progress was being made in recovering stolen funds. The scandal involved four banks in central China's Henan province suspending cash withdrawals in April as regulators cracked down on mismanagement, freezing the funds of hundreds of thousands of customers as a result and sparking protests that at times ended in violence. The police said a criminal gang illegally controlled four village and town banks and was suspected of committing a series of serious crimes. The Henan banking and insurance regulator promised to repay those who had deposited between CNY400,000 and CNY500,000 starting this week.

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