China tax evasion clampdown leads to wave of arrests

By Yoke Wong
Published: Monday, 14 August 2017

Several refractory minerals suppliers alleged to have committed tax evasion have reportedly been arrested in China, with many wary of Beijing’s clampdown on the practice warning that there could be more prosecutions.

Several refractory minerals suppliers accused of tax evasion were arrested by Chinese custom authorities over the past two weeks, with the clampdown expected to spread, sources claimed.

"The Chinese customs officials have become very active recently: they are arresting people," one Europe-based supplier said.   

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