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Wu Xiaohui: China 'detains' Anbang Insurance chairman

Sun Online Desk     15th June, 2017 09:16:46 printer

Wu Xiaohui: China 'detains' Anbang Insurance chairman

The head of Chinese insurance and financial giant Anbang is reported to have been detained by the authorities, BBC reports.


The company, one of the country's richest and most powerful, said Wu Xiaohui was stepping aside as chairman.


It gave few details but said he was no longer able to fulfil his duties for "personal reasons".


Chinese business magazine Caijing had reported that Wu was detained by authorities last week, but later deleted its article.


An official source told the BBC that Wu had been taken away from the Anbang Office Building on 8 June by police who arrived in two cars.


It is not clear where Wu is now.


If Wu's detention is confirmed by the authorities, he would be the highest-profile target of the government's attempt to re-establish state control of the financial industry, and target corruption.


Anbang is known for a number of high profile international acquisitions, like the purchase of New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel in 2015.