D'Long group chairman Tang Wanxin, recently returned after fleeing to Burma, was placed under house arrest in Beijing, according to a report in Caijing magazine. Other Dï¿½Long group officials have been arrested in Beijing and company offices are reportedly empty of the 300-odd staff who once worked there. The Dï¿½Long group, formed by Tang and his three brothers in 1986, owes up to RMB 30 billion (US$3.6bn) to investors through its 21 financial institutions. The Dï¿½Long scandal broke in April this year after creditor banks called for repayment of their loans. Despite the fact that Dï¿½long's liabilities far exceed its assets, authorities have not declared it bankrupt out of concerns over the effect this would have on investors. Plans now call for state-owned Huarong Asset Management Corp to take over and restructure group assts.
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