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China’s Not Done Cleaning House at Insurance Regulator

Beijing is making a renewed push to bring insurance regulatory officials to account after a government reorganization interrupted a probe into officials connected to the country’s former top insurance official. Photo: VCG
Beijing is making a renewed push to bring insurance regulatory officials to account after a government reorganization interrupted a probe into officials connected to the country’s former top insurance official. Photo: VCG

The discipline inspection department of China’s insurance watchdog has been investigating nearly 40 insurance regulators since mid-July, fueling speculation that officials close to the former head of the insurance regulator are being targeted.

The investigations indicate that Beijing is making a renewed push to bring insurance regulatory officials, particularly those below the national level, to account after a government reorganization interrupted a probe into officials connected to the country’s former top insurance official.

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