Risk Watch: Why China Wants Foreign-listed Tech Companies in the A-share Market

On March 30, China’s State Council approved guidelines to allow private tech companies to list on the domestic market. Through the Chinese Depositary Receipts (CDR) mechanism, Chinese tech giants and “unicorns” (unlisted private companies worth $1 billion and are not more than 10 years old) can float shares or launch initial public offerings on the …

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Decoding China’s Proposal to Merge Banking, Insurance Regulators

According to a reorganization plan deliberated by the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) on March 13, several State Council institutions would be dissolved or merged. One such merger is that of the banking and insurance regulators into a single entity, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC). The CBIRC reports directly to the State …

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