Insurance firms set to stump up billions

Insurance firms set to stump up billions

By Hu Yuanyuan (China Daily)Updated: 2008-02-02 08:57

Chinese insurers are expected to pay 3.52 billion yuan ($489 million) in damages to companies and people in central and eastern China as a result of the worst snowfall in almost half a century, the nation’s insurance regulator said on Friday.

What is odd is that the insurers appear to be paying claims to people who did not even have insurance. Apparently they view their work as a service to their country. What an odd concept.

Passengers walk past a row of Chinese soldiers near the railway station, in China’s southern city of Guangzhou, on February 2. China warned the worst was not over in its national weather crisis as desperate crowds trying to get home jammed transport hubs and others braved the frigid cold without power or water.

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