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How China prevented a Baoshang domino effect

Bank seizure is seen as a milestone in the history of the country's financial system

Baoshang was used as a piggy bank by its largest shareholder to misappropriate billions of dollars, leaving the bank with a financial black hole of 220 billion yuan. (Photo by Caixin)

China's mammoth banking sector will record its first formal bankruptcy case as regulators wind up the debt cleanup at troubled Baoshang Bank, a regional lender at the center of a sprawling financial empire once controlled by fallen tycoon Xiao Jianhua.

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