CBIRC releases five-year plan for development of insurance standards

As is often the case with long-range plans, the CBIRC’s FYP on insurance standardization provides more of a big picture overview and broad objectives and contains few details. However, it does shed light on policymakers’ intent to improve the level of sophistication in the insurance industry partly in order to bolster other major policy objectives such as rural revitalization, sci-tech development, supply-side structural reform, and the development of a third-pillar pension industry…
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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…
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CBIRC releases implementation rules covering reserves of non-life insurers

As China’s insurance sector continues to grow, developing a robust framework for ensuring companies have sufficient reserves will be crucial to overall financial stability. An insurer’s failure to meet payouts on the policies it has underwritten could have severe knock-on effects throughout the financial sector and could damage consumer confidence in insurance more broadly…
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