19 Jun 2020

JPMorgan approved to operate first fully foreign owned futures business

JPMorgan is one of dozens of foreign financial institutions seeking to take control of their joint ventures in China after the government announced in November 2017 it would …


19 Jun 2020

MofCom lowers threshold for foreign strategic investment in A-Share companies

Chinese officials are in the process of revising many outdated regulations and laws to catch up with the rapid development of the economy and financial sector. Many of the old foreign investment rules are …


19 Jun 2020

Regulator weighs options to rescue troubled Huaxia Life Insurance

Huaxia Life, which was founded in 2006, is a product of the expansion and lax oversight of China’s financial sector over the past decade. It was one of the fast-moving, innovative insurers that grew rapidly through …


18 Jun 2020

Beijing publishes policies, guidebook to attract foreign asset managers

Regulators have undertaken a big drive to open capital markets to foreign investors and to encourage foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to set up shop in the country. As part of that strategy, officials have …


17 Jun 2020

CBIRC to trial bulk disposal of personal non-performing loans

Personal loans now account for a significant share of bank lending, and delinquencies have undoubtedly risen in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This move will help ease pressure on …


17 Jun 2020

New Beijing outbreak sends authorities scrambling

The recent outbreak in Beijing is an important reminder that the risk of a broader second-wave COVID-19 outbreak is very real. The good news is that …


16 Jun 2020

CBIRC to nearly double spending on internal disciplinary investigations

The Party’s internal disciplinary organization identified the financial sector as a particular focus of its anti-corruption work in 2019. Since then, efforts to clean up the regulatory system have been …


14 Jun 2020

American Express JV obtains bank card clearing services license

American Express’s new license is another indication of China’s continued drive to open its financial sector to foreign participation. Previously, China had resisted opening its payments market to foreign players, despite …


10 Jun 2020

CBIRC cuts loan-loss provision requirements for small lenders

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10 Jun 2020

CBIRC cracks down on structured deposits to curb interest-rate arbitrage

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05 Jun 2020

CBIRC says Hong Kong’s status as financial hub will not be threatened

Despite the CBIRC’s optimistic tone, doubts over Hong Kong’s future abound. Even before Beijing’s announcement of the proposed national security law and the US’s response, months of anti-government protests had already …


05 Jun 2020

PBoC issues draft rules on information disclosure for commercial bills

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04 Jun 2020

CIC, BNP Paribas, and Eurazeo launch Franco-Chinese cooperation fund

Foreign expertise in key sectors will aid Chinese policymakers in their mission to move the economy up the value chain. Beijing is keen to attract foreign businesses that will …


04 Jun 2020

CBIRC tells banks to prepare for rising bad debt after COVID-19 pandemic

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03 Jun 2020

Ministries move to support banks in extending loan maturities to MSMEs

Policymakers have been leaning heavily on banks to support ailing MSMEs and are now looking to ensure that banks themselves have adequate policy support. We expect to see this policy pattern to continue in the near future as officials do their best to …


03 Jun 2020

Wuhan completes monumental testing effort

The huge scale of Wuhan’s testing effort speaks to China’s impressive capacity to …


02 Jun 2020

Hainan to become China’s first free trade port

The Hainan FTP project has the full support of President Xi Jinping, who designed, arranged, and promoted the project. The project is thus …


02 Jun 2020

Ministries pledge more support for MSMEs

China’s overall economic recovery depends in large part on the survival and business resumption of MSMEs, which the government says provide most of the country’s jobs. So far, efforts to shepherd these companies through the COVID-19 crisis have …


02 Jun 2020

PBoC announces second batch of fintech regulatory sandbox projects

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29 May 2020

PBoC officials call for reform of Commercial Banking Law

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