30 May 2022

May foreign financial institution approvals and specific financial opening developments

This is premium content. Subscribe for access, or login below. Username or Email Password Remember me Lost your password?


30 May 2022

NDRC and MofCOM expand the Catalogue of Industries Encouraging Foreign Investment

As China continues to move its economy up the value chain, high-end manufacturing and production-oriented services will continue to be a priority for foreign investment, as will China’s generally less developed western and northeast regions. The 2022 catalogue expansion shows that China still has an appetite for FDI especially when it dovetails with major national development strategies…


30 May 2022

SAFE to launch more derivative instruments for forex market

Policymakers need to make China’s forex market a lot more sophisticated if they want to internationalize the RMB. Offering a greater number of derivative instruments is a move in the right direction and brings China more into line with other major forex markets…


25 May 2022

CSRC issues draft cybersecurity measures for securities and futures companies

This is premium content. Subscribe for access, or login below. Username or Email Password Remember me Lost your password?


24 May 2022

PBoC and CBIRC issue notice on non-capital TLAC bond issuance for G-SIBS

This is premium content. Subscribe for access, or login below. Username or Email Password Remember me Lost your password?


24 May 2022

CBIRC reviews insurance sector solvency work in 2021

The CBIRC has been working hard to raise standards and supervision of an increasingly important sector, but one that’s had its share of scandals (e.g. Anbang Insurance, Forsea and the universal life product debacle). 


18 May 2022

CBIRC releases draft rules on internal controls for wealth management companies

Containing financial risk has been a primary focus for Beijing since Xi Jinping designated it as one of his “three tough battles” in 2017 – along with…


13 May 2022

CSRC issues measures to improve capital markets and support the economy

These measures are mostly about providing short-term support for the economy. Still, the measures aimed at property developers and infrastructure


12 May 2022

PBoC introduces multiple relending quotas, plans more

These are “kill two birds with one stone” measures. The PBoC is reducing funding costs for some of Beijing’s highest priority economic segments and


11 May 2022

PBoC releases Q1 monetary policy report

The change in formulation around monetary policy isn’t a surprise – the PBoC has been signaling its new priorities for a while now. But, despite clearly increased urgency


09 May 2022

NPCSC passes Futures and Derivatives Law

Given the scale and speed at which China’s financial system has grown over the past decade, oversight has often struggled to keep up with developments on the ground. We read Futures and Derivatives Law as Beijing’s blessing of the accelerated expansion of the futures and derivatives market.


04 May 2022

CSRC releases opinions on developing publicly offered funds industry

2022 has seen drastic daily swings in China’s equity markets, with the biggest mainland exchanges – Shanghai and Shenzhen – both down over 20% on the year. These reforms certainly won’t stop the current dip, but policymakers hope they’ll stem this type of destabilizing volatility down the road…


03 May 2022

PBoC cuts banks’ forex reserve requirement ratio

This is a pretty moderate opening salvo to slow the RMB’s decline. The PBoC will likely cut the reserve ratio further if it’s not happy with the results…


27 Apr 2022

State Council unveils plan for national private pension program

This is premium content. Subscribe for access, or login below. Username or Email Password Remember me Lost your password?


26 Apr 2022

April foreign financial institution approvals and specific financial opening developments

This is premium content. Subscribe for access, or login below. Username or Email Password Remember me Lost your password?


25 Apr 2022

Guangdong-Macau cross-border data verification platform trial begins

As we have previously pointed out, interoperability issues – be they legal, economic, or technological – have been one of the primary barriers to the integration of the GBA. The launch of the Guangdong-Macau cross-border verification platform represents a step toward resolving financial system compatibility issues and may develop into an important piece of infrastructure supporting the region’s financial connectivity…


25 Apr 2022

CBIRC issues measures to support micro and small enterprises

MSEs have disproportionately borne the brunt of COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns in China, and their recovery has been much slower than that of large companies. This worries policymakers as China’s micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises provide most of the country’s jobs…


25 Apr 2022

CBIRC issues document on rural revitalization work

Rural revitalization is a key policy aimed at keeping the economy growing, supporting employment, addressing inequality, and unleashing what the Party sees as a vast untapped consumer market, namely the rural population. Finance plays a crucial role here both in providing a vast financially-starved part of the economy with access to credit and beefing up insurance to help cushion farmers and rural businesses in the event of disasters…


25 Apr 2022

PBoC calls for more research to help policymaking on transition and green finance

While decarbonization isn’t top of the agenda for 2022 as Beijing prioritizes stability above all, it doesn’t mean that regulators are just sitting around twiddling their thumbs. The PBoC is ensuring that it is laying the groundwork to enable the investment necessary to help China achieve its climate goals…


22 Apr 2022

CSRC calls for increased focus on long-term investing

Traditionally, banks have been the main source of funding for China’s economy, with capital markets playing little more than a supporting role. But that’s beginning to change…


  • Sectors

  • Hot Topics

  • Institutions

  • Places