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Former Chinese kickboxing champion accused of being a loan shark, raising concerns about fate of retired athletes

A former champion boxer is wanted by police in eastern China for suspicion of taking part in an illegal lending scheme and causing “intentional injury”.The case has highlighted public misgivings about the fate of high-level athletes in China after they retire.Li Teng, who is now 33 years old, is accused of being part of a 19-person gang led by Yu Jia, who has been detained.Police in Hefei, in Anhui province, said the group offered loans with extremely high interest rates and used violence to…


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