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Facing greater scrutiny from regulators in mainland China, Hong Kong insurance agents use WeChat to find customers desperate to get their money out of China

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ales of insurance policies in Hong Kong to visitors from mainland China more than doubled in the second quarter of 2016 after a similar spike in the first quarter of the year, and efforts by Beijing to dampen the demand appear to have had little impact.
12 months ago
Sky Canaves
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.
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