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Company in focus: China's Ping An puts the 'tech' in fintech

Huge investments in AI, big data and more are bearing fruit for the insurer

Ping An has suggested that the market value it as a tech player, but some analysts say that would be premature.   © Reuters

HONG KONGAlibaba Group Holding, Tencent Holdings and Baidu have long been recognized as China's technology leaders. Is Ping An Insurance Group ready to join them?

That question may not be as far-fetched as it seems, and many investors are watching closely as China's largest insurance company by market capitalization -- twice that of Baidu -- shifts its business strategy toward tech.

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