A file picture from June this year of suspects detained after a pyramid scheme was broken up in Beihai in the Guangxi region. Photo: AFP

The deaths that sparked China’s crackdown on illegal pyramid schemes

People who join the schemes can be beaten and intimidated if they try to leave and the deaths of three members prompted the authorities into action

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A file picture from June this year of suspects detained after a pyramid scheme was broken up in Beihai in the Guangxi region. Photo: AFP
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