3 days ago

Party and State Council announce launch of Zhuhai-Macau cooperation zone

The establishment of the Hengqin cooperation zone serves two primary purposes. The first is to diversify Macau’s economy…


3 days ago

Long-awaited wealth management connect for GBA officially launched

According to an estimate by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., the GBA WMC could generate as much as USD $700 million in annual fee income…


3 days ago

Party and State Council release major expansion plan for Qianhai economic zone

The Qianhai reform plan represents an effort by Beijing to throw an economic bone to a rattled and somewhat diminished Hong Kong…


4 days ago

CBIRC releases draft rules on liquidity risk management for WMPs

WMPs have long ceased to be the center of shadow finance risk. Still, regulators know…


6 days ago

Hainan releases wide-ranging implementation plan for financial sector development and reform

Plans for economic zones, pilot areas, cooperation zones and free trade areas are mushrooming all across China – in Shenzhen, Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta, and the northeast rustbelt to name a few. All are aimed at building…


6 days ago

CBIRC revises rules on terms and premium rates for general insurers

China is seriously underinsured, especially in areas such as natural catastrophe and extreme weather events, like flooding which has caused significant property damage in China over the past two years. The government has been…


6 days ago

CBIRC is investigating Ping An’s property investments

Ping An is China’s largest insurer by assets and the country’s only insurer designated as a global systemically important financial institution by the Financial Stability Board. Consequently, any revelation of a significant and potentially destabilizing exposure to a troubled company or industry is…


6 days ago

CBIRC tightens supervision of insurance group companies

All financial regulators are under orders to follow the Party’s campaign to defuse financial risks and contain them before they spread and potentially endanger the stability of the financial system. An important part of that work is…


6 days ago

CBIRC approves establishment of national pension company

Private pensions will be indispensable to resolving China’s looming pension crisis. The private pension sector has been slow to…


6 days ago

PBoC-led committee releases standards for environmental information disclosure and environmental equity financing tools

You can’t manage what you can’t measure. As green finance continues to be a priority for Beijing, these environmental information disclosure standards will…


6 days ago

TF Special Analysis: China to launch new stock exchange for innovative small companies in Beijing

Ensuring that SMEs have adequate access to funding has been a long-standing concern for the Chinese authorities. Banks – traditionally the largest source of financing in China – have proven themselves ill-suited to the task of…


1 week ago

State Council increases relending quota to support private sector

China’s policymakers have for years tried to get banks to lend more money to small companies and the agriculture sector with mixed success…


2 weeks ago

PBoC Party committee meets to promote common prosperity

Since 2017, Xi has talked about common prosperity and reducing inequality but there have been few concrete manifestations of this stated commitment…


2 weeks ago

CSRC outlines priorities for remainder of 2021 and beyond

China’s financial regulators all hold half-year meetings to review the work of the first six months and set out priorities for the rest of the year…


2 weeks ago

Shanghai releases plan to become an international financial center

Shanghai has long held the status of China’s financial center. This FYP primarily aims to ensure the city stays at the top by broadening the services it offers and improving its competitiveness …


02 Sep 2021

Shenzhen to establish international securities arbitration center

The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets are the world’s fourth and eighth largest, respectively, by market capitalization. Between them, they have more than 5,500 listed companies…


02 Sep 2021

Regulators tell banks to ensure clean up of nonstandard WMPs meets year-end deadline

It’s been a long, hard slog for regulators to overhaul the WMP sector and resist banks’ efforts to water down and delay the new rules. These adjustments aren’t substantial…


24 Aug 2021

AIA says it’s awaiting regulatory approval to start operating in more mainland cities

AIA has a long history in China and has notched up a series of firsts among foreign insurers, including being the first to get approval to set up a wholly foreign owned life insurance company incorporated in China…


24 Aug 2021

Citic to establish pension fund joint venture

The dire state of China’s pension system finally appears to have spurred policymakers into action…


24 Aug 2021

PBoC issues guiding opinions for development of corporate bond market

The aims laid out in the opinions are essentially a coalescence of the long-held, disparate objectives of China’s financial regulators. They also, as opinions often do, reiterate rules that already exist…


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