From booksellers to actors and entrepreneurs including billionaire Jack Ma, the list of high profile personalities disappearing only to resurface mysteriously, keeps on getting longer. The latest addition to make headlines for vanishing, Chinese banker Bao Fan is now reportedly in touch with the country's authorities. Bao's bank China Renaissance Holdings, has announced that the prominent dealmaker has been cooperating with an ongoing investigation.
But just like other cases where people disappeared during President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption purge, no details were provided about the probe. The bank also stopped short of revealing the reason behind Bao's disappearance, over a week after it was unable to contact the chairman. News of the banker vanishing like Jack Ma and former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, sent the boutique lender's stocks crashing down.
Once Asia's richest man, Jack Ma suddenly went missing for months, before he was spotted living a quiet life in Japan's capital Tokyo. Hongwei on the other hand went missing during a trip to France in 2018, and was later sentenced to 13 years in prison for bribery, in 2020. The country's wealthiest and highly popular actress Zhao Wei also appeared in her hometown, a month after all her work and social media accounts were taken down from the internet.
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