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China Great Wall Asset Management is one of four companies that were established to buy nonperforming debt. (AP/Reuters)

China's bad debt disposal re-emerges -- in charts

Beijing prods asset management companies to buy more nonperforming loans

BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist | China

LONDON -- Chinese banks have come under increasing pressure from President Xi Jinping to clear bad debt from their balance sheets, but data from one of the country's four largest state-owned asset management companies suggests a re-emergence of nonperforming loan disposals.

With companies required to publish records of auctions of nonperforming loan debt, Brandon Emmerich, principal at Granite Peak Advisory, collected data released by Great Wall Asset Management.

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