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China demands tighter regulations for insurance

Updated: Apr 11,2017 9:24 AM     Xinhua

China’s top insurance regulator said on April 11 it will tighten regulations for the industry to avoid systemic crisis.

The industry should focus on its insurance business and regulators should strictly enforce regulations, said the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) in a statement.

The insurance sector should guard against financial risks, support supply-side structural reform and help promote the development of the real economy, said the statement.

The statement came after China’s top anti-graft authority announced that Xiang Junbo, chairman of the CIRC, was being investigated for a suspected serious violation of the code of conduct of the Communist Party of China.

Xiang is also Party chief of the CIRC.