Chinese police closed 168,000 cases of financial crime and recovered 35.6 billion yuan (5.2 billion US dollars) last year, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Monday.

According to the ministry, the frequency of financial crime is still high in China. Cases of illegal fund-raising, pyramid selling, online peer-to-peer fraud, securities and futures crime, counterfeit money and bank card fraud have infringed on the interests of investors and undermined market stability.

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