A Chinese woman who underwent plastic surgery to change her looks in order to avoid paying her debts has been apprehended by police.
Zhu Najuan from the central Chinese city of Wuhan is 59 years old, but looked like a woman in her thirties when police found her in Shenzhen last week, state media Xinhua reports.
Zhu is said to have paid for her surgery using borrowed bank cards. She has debts of RMB 25 million (USD 3.71 million), which she had just been ordered to pay back by a court in Wuhan.
Zhu also confessed to using other people’s ID cards to travel across the country by high-speed train.
China is striving to make credit more available to its citizens as a means of boosting the economy and reducing its reliance on heavy industry.
However, household debt is now surging, having more than doubled in the last 10 years. It is now estimated to have reached 50% of China’s GDP.
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The year just gone was packed with happenings, big and small, in China. Some were good, but a whole lot were bad. Let’s have a look at China’s big news events of 2017.
The Chinese website of Marriott International has been shut down and an employee sacked after two incidences of the hotel chain “disrespecting China’s sovereignty”.
Good news for non-Chinese readers who get lost easily. Google Maps are available in China again!
International tourists transiting through Beijing can now enjoy visa-free stopovers of up to six days.
US coffee giants Starbucks is opening a new store in China every 15 hours.
Much of China’s table tissues and toilet paper do not meet minimum safety standards, according to a government-led survey.
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