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Dark trade: Investors run risks with China's 'shadow banks'

7 March 2014 Last updated at 04:45 GMT

As Chinese leaders meet in Beijing for the the annual National People's Congress, one of the issues they will address is the country's mounting debt.

It has grown rapidly since the financial crisis, with a lot of money owed to unregulated "shadow banks."

The BBC's Linda Yueh reports.