Chinese woman undergoes plastic surgery to evade $3.7 million debt: media

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A 59-year old woman from the central Chinese city of Wuhan transformed her appearance through plastic surgery in order to avoid 25 million yuan ($3.71 million) of personal debts, state news agency Xinhua said.

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