19 Mar 2021

PBoC issues draft rules to streamline short-term financial bills issuance by securities companies

On March 5, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) issued a revised draft of the “Administrative Measures for Short-Term Financial Bills of Securities Companies” to regulate…


03 Mar 2021

CBIRC to appoint chief risk officer Xiao Yuanqi as a vice chairman

On February 19, local financial media reported that the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) is set to appoint Xiao Yuanqi, its current chief risk officer and press spokesperson, to the position of…


03 Mar 2021

Regulators approve Schroders, BoCom wealth management tie up

On February 22, London-based asset management group Schroders PLC announced that…


03 Mar 2021

CBIRC issues rules tightening requirements for banks’ online lending

On February 20, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) issued the “Notice on Further Regulating the Internet Loan Business of Commercial Banks” to…


26 Feb 2021

SAFE official hints at easing of controls on individuals’ offshore investment in securities

On February 19, Ye Haisheng, director of the capital account management department under the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), discussed capital account opening in a wide-ranging interview with China Forex, a SAFE-affiliated magazine. Ye signaled that…


23 Feb 2021

Central Committee and State Council unveil five-year action plan to build a better market system

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23 Feb 2021

PBoC and SAFE launch trial anti-money laundering guidelines for cross-border services

Efforts to upgrade and improve anti-money laundering regulations are a key component of financial regulators’ broader goals of financial derisking and fighting crime. It is also a key requirement of …


23 Feb 2021

CBIRC investigates use of funds by insurance companies

Insurance companies are becoming increasingly important players in the financial sector as the authorities have gradually allowed them to diversify away from low-risk, low-return government bonds into higher-yielding assets such as equity investments and infrastructure. But …


23 Feb 2021

CBIRC finalizes new rules on management of insurers’ solvency

These revised regulations better reflect the C-ROSS regulatory framework and provide a more comprehensive approach to assessing insurers’ solvency. They not only impose tougher solvency requirements but also hit top management where it hurts …


23 Feb 2021

PBoC starts environmental information disclosure pilot in GBA

Climate change and the environment have been moving up the political and economic agenda for several years and are now a top priority after President Xi Jinping pledged in September 2020 that China would aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. These issues are likely to …


23 Feb 2021

Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau regulators sign MoU for wealth management connect pilot

Connect programs have become the go-to choice for China’s regulators to link up with markets outside the mainland as they allow the authorities to keep control over capital flows and investments. After the success of the stock connects and the northbound bond connect, it’s no surprise that …


23 Feb 2021

PBoC, SWIFT set up JV with potential for cross-border transfers using digital RMB

There is no clear indication of what the JV’s plans and focus are but, given its shareholder structure, it seems to center around the payment clearing system and cross-border transfers. Given the involvement of …


23 Feb 2021

CBIRC discloses results of probe into the investment activities of staff and close relatives

This is the first time that the CBIRC has required its staff to report their investment and financing activities. The exercise is just one small part of …


23 Feb 2021

PBoC official calls for greater financialization of carbon emissions trading market

China is the world’ largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and curbing emissions and pursuing low-carbon, green development have become important planks of government policy. The financial sector is being called on to …


05 Feb 2021

PBoC research paper calls on fintech platforms to protect personal information

On February 5, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) published a research paper titled…


03 Feb 2021

CSRC officially approves establishment of Guangzhou Futures Exchange

This is the first futures exchange to get the go-ahead in 14 years, which illustrates…


03 Feb 2021

PBoC issues measures to regulate customer reserve funds held by third-party payment companies

These measures are part of the broader effort to limit risks in the financial system and step up regulation of third-party payment companies, who…


03 Feb 2021

Allianz granted approval for first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management firm

Allianz is the first foreign company to receive these milestone approvals, and first-mover advantage should count for something, but there are plenty of big international rivals hot on its heels…


03 Feb 2021

CBIRC issues draft code to improve corporate governance at financial institutions

Failure of corporate governance has been identified as one of the root causes of the financial scandals that have hit state-owned and private companies, and as a key risk to the financial system. This may well have been driven partly by…


03 Feb 2021

CBIRC lays out its priorities for 2021

The goals outlined at the CBIRC’s 2021 work conference come as no surprise – most are long-standing targets and problems. However…


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