CNN released a report recently which ranked the world’s largest 100 banks in terms of total USD assets, and it revealed that four of the top five were Chinese. The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China took the top spot, with total assets valued at $3.452 billion. HSBC Holdings Plc, the only non-Chinese bank in the top five, ranked fourth. The rankings show a significant change from just a few years ago when only two Chinese banks held the top spots. Many netizens felt that the list merely reflected how much Chinese citizens were being fleeced by their banks.