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Chinese Property Developer Fantasia Owes US$149 million In debt and May Face Liquidation

Fantasia Holdings Group, the Chinese developer founded by the niece of a former Chinese vice-president Zeng Qinghong, might face liquidation after it received a wind-up petition from creditors for failing to repay an outstanding loan of US$149 million.

A winding-up petition is the legal mechanism by which a business creditor can apply to the court to wind-up a company for non payment of debts. It can result in compulsory liquidation.

On May 26, Shenzhen-based Fantasia received a wind-up petition that Flower SPV 4 Limited had filed. The filing had been submitted to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Monday. The petition was filed by the creditor on May 24 in the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands, where Fantasia is registered.

Trading in shares was suspended on April 1 following Fantasia’s previous financial difficulties. The company said that its stock trading will remain suspended until further notice.

Zeng Qinghong was the right-hand man of China’s former president Jiang Zemin. The story of Fantasia’s financial difficulties was widely reported by mainland Chinese media.

Source: Central News Agency (Taiwan), May 30, 2022