07 Dec 2021

SAFE proposes new forex derivatives to help companies manage risks

The RMB has been on an extended period of appreciation against the dollar and reached a six-year high in November. Regulators are increasingly worried that…


06 Dec 2021

Highlights of PBoC’s third-quarter monetary policy report

The priorities laid out above will be familiar to close observers of China’s economic policymakers. The PBoC has avoided…


01 Dec 2021

Financial regulators study 6th Plenum and Xi’s speech

Apart from formally ushering in the New Era of Xi Jinping, the 6th Plenum nailed down on paper what has been evident for some time…


30 Nov 2021

Shenzhen opens securities arbitration center

On November 1, China (Shenzhen) Securities Arbitration Center opened in Shenzhen, the first of its kind in China…


19 Nov 2021

NAFMII launches pilot program for overseas entities to issue social and sustainability bonds

This pilot program kills several birds with one stone – it further opens up…


19 Nov 2021

PBoC, HKMA announce joint fintech sandbox

As financial connectivity within the GBA gradually picks up steam, Hong Kong…


19 Nov 2021

CBIRC authorizes insurance funds to invest in REITS

In recent months, the CBIRC has gradually expanded the range of products eligible for investment by insurance funds to channel…


18 Nov 2021

Beijing Stock Exchange opens for trading

It’s difficult to read too much into the first few days of the BSE’s operations. Which types of companies end up listing on the exchange over the next few months – and how they perform – will tell us a lot about where the BSE is headed…


17 Nov 2021

Consolidation of banking sector continues as Henan lender leads another provincial merger

China’s regional commercial banks and rural lenders have been a source of endless problems for regulators…


17 Nov 2021

PBoC, SAFE issue draft of plans to develop offshore international trade

This draft notice underlines Beijing’s desire to establish more of this type of cross-border administrative and financial business within mainland China to push the country up the trade value chain…


17 Nov 2021

CBIRC releases annual corporate governance assessments for banks and insurers

Since China’s financial de-risking campaign began around five years ago, policymakers and regulators have increasingly focused on improving corporate governance…


17 Nov 2021

CBIRC steps up supervision of online personal insurance sector

Expanding insurance coverage among underserved sectors of the population is a key strategic imperative for policymakers…


15 Nov 2021

PBoC unveils monetary policy tool to support carbon emissions reduction

The CERF has been designed to make sure that lenders aren’t getting a free lunch from the central bank. The PBoC is limiting its support to…


11 Nov 2021

CSRC bans brokerages from using influencers, livestreaming for marketing financial products

This notice is a clarification and reiteration of regulations that are already on the books and seeks to close a few loopholes that are being exploited by…


11 Nov 2021

FTSE Russell World Government Bond Index starts phased inclusion of Chinese government bonds

CGBs have long been an attractive asset for foreign investors partly because of the wide interest-rate differential between them and US Treasuries and expectations for yuan appreciation…


10 Nov 2021

China to extend tax incentive policies for overseas bond investors

Beijing has worked hard to attract overseas investment into the mainland bond markets…


10 Nov 2021

Guangdong issues measures for QDLP outbound investment program

These measures lay the groundwork for launching QDLP in Guangdong province…


09 Nov 2021

CSRC appoints new deputy chairman

Wang is a CSRC veteran, having worked for the securities regulator in various roles for 19 years…


08 Nov 2021

China and EU unveil common green finance taxonomy

Achieving China’s climate goals will require significant capital allocation. Although there is already widespread recognition of this, there are key challenges to…


08 Nov 2021

China finalizes TLAC regulations for its global systemically important banks

These measures have been in the works for some time. China’s grace period for complying with the FSB’s standards for G-SIBs comes to an end in…


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