Oct 05, 2020 08:30 AM

Holiday In-Depth Reads — China’s Financial Opportunities and Challenges

Caixin Global strives to be an insightful outlet bringing you key financial developments in China, both in daily stories and in-depth features. This year has been no exception, with stories from U.S.-listed Chinese companies caught in the crossfire of escalating political tensions between Beijing and Washington, and China accelerating the opening up of its financial markets to foreign investors.

Domestically, policymakers have encouraged mergers of some types of financial institutions to improve their competitiveness, while tightening oversight over financial holding companies such as Ant Group Co. Ltd. to prevent systemic risks.

Below are five in-depth financial stories from this year you should not miss. Enjoy!

- Lin Jinbing, economy and finance news chief

In Depth: Why Chinese Companies May Get Booted From U.S. Stock Markets (first published June 9, 2020)

American regulators are threatening to ban Chinese companies from trading on U.S. exchanges if they don’t comply with the same rules as everyone else.

In Depth: Progress and Pitfalls for Foreign Investors in China’s Capital Markets (first published June 18, 2020)

As regulators have opened up mainland markets, foreign money has been pouring in. But there are still obstacles to be overcome.

In Depth: China Prepares to Tear Down 25-Year Bank-Brokerage Divide (first published July 1, 2020)

Ban on lenders running securities businesses may be lifted as competition from foreign investment banks heats up.

Four Things to Know About the Sweeping Regulatory Changes Coming for Financial Holding Companies (first published Sept. 15, 2020)

Chinese companies that operate financial institutions will be subject to tighter requirements from Nov. 1 as part of a campaign to curb financial risks.

In Depth: Private Equity Firm Accused of Misconduct in Ant Group Stake Sale Involving Trust Investors (first published Sept. 5, 2020)

Investors in Primavera Capital fund say the firm cheated them out of returns by offloading a 0.1% stake in the finch superstar on the cheap.

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