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CBIRC Supports Domestic Insurance Companies to Issue Catastrophe Bonds in Hong Kong Market On September 27th, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) released the “Notice on Matters Related to Domestic Insurance Companies Issuing Catastrophic Bonds in Hong Kong Market”. According to the document,… Read More

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E-Sign Completes 1.2-Billion-Yuan E round of Financing On September 13th, digital signature service provider E-Sign completed a 1.2-billion-yuan E round of financing, with participation from Sequoia China, IDG Capital, Hidden Hill Capital, Guangxi Investment Group, Wenshi Investment, Fortune Capital, and Grand Flight. Established in 2002,… Read More

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Beijing Will Vigorously Support the Development of Two Types of Credit Rating Agencies On September 6th, Huo Xuewen, Director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Financial Work gave a speech at the 2021 China Credit Forum. Huo introduced that Beijing would give priority to the development… Read More

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Data Security Law Comes Into Effect  On September 1st, the Data Security Law came into effect. Together with Cyber Security Law and Personal Information Protection Law, the three regulations shall lay the foundation for information security in China. The 29th session of the Standing Committee… Read More

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Digital RMB Used in China’s Futures Market for the First Time On August 24th, the Dalian Commodity Exchange had paid the fees to Dalian Liangyun Group Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd in the form of digital RMB, making it the first use of digital RMB… Read More

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Tencent: No Plan to Provide Palm Payment Service  This week, Tencent was reported to provide a new palm payment service, which would be the first of such functions in China and would be linked to the user’s WeChat account. However, Tencent has denied this news… Read More

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Shenzhen to Pilot Chief Data Officer System According to a notice released on its official website on August 11th, Shenzhen municipal government, governments of Futian District, Nanshan District, Baoan District, Pingshan Districts, and eight city-level bureaus (including the public security bureau and human resources bureau)… Read More

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Shanghai Taxis Began to Accept Digital RMB Payments Shanghai Qiangsheng Taxi Company has equipped its 6000 clean energy taxis with digital RMB payment capability. Customers could hail these taxis on 62580 APP. When they arrive at their destination, they could scan the QR code on… Read More

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Alibaba Establishes Digital Agricultural Subsidiary According to information from Tianyancha, Alibaba Digital Agriculture (Shandong) Co., Ltd. was established on July 12th, with a registered capital of 10 million yuan. This company is a fully owned subsidiary of Alibaba (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Its business scope includes… Read More

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WeChat Pay Offers Special Call Center Service for Users Over 60 Years Old On February 3rd, CNNIC released “The 47th Statistical Report on China’s Internet Development”. Up to December 2020, the number of mobile payment users in China stood at 853 million, up 87.44 million… Read More

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Beijing Subway Begins to Accept Digital RMB According to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport, digital RMB payments will be accepted on Beijing’s 24 rail transit lines and 4 suburban railways. Those who would like to use the new payment option will need to download… Read More

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FinTell Completes B+ Round of Financing led by Youshan Capital On June 15th, Fintech startup FinTell announced the completion of USD tens of millions B+ round of financing. The investment was led by Youshan Capital with participation from Telstra. FinTell is “a one-stop high-end Fintech… Read More

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National Internet Finance Association of China: Standardized Cosmetic Surgery-Related Financial Products and Services The past few years have seen the rapid development of cosmetic surgery in China. In order to better serve their customers, some financial institutions have cooperated with third-party cosmetic surgery agencies to… Read More

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The People’s Bank of China Launches a Pilot Scheme for Integrated Application of Financial data The People’s Bank of China has launched a pilot scheme for the integrated application of financial data across the country. Commercial banks, clearinghouses and non-bank payment platforms from Beijing, Jiangsu,… Read More

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Hotels of the HUAZHU Group in Shanghai Will Now Accept Digital RMB Payments From May 21st, all hotels of HUAZHU Group in Shanghai will be able to accept digital RMB payment. According to HUAZHU, digital RMB will be accepted when guests check in at the… Read More

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Police in Changsha Receive Salaries in the Form of Digital RMB At present, digital RMB pilots have been conducted in various applications across China. On May 8th, employers at the Kaifu branch of Changsha Municipal Public Security Bureau received their salaries in the form of… Read More

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Insurtech Firm Waterdrop Starts Trading on New York Stock Exchange  On May 7th, Waterdrop Inc., China’s leading insurance and healthcare service technology platform, went public on New York Stock Exchange. Founded in 2016, Waterdrop has built an online insurance marketplace (“Shuidibao”) and a medical crowdfunding… Read More

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Fintech Companies Will Face Listing Restrictions on the SSE STAR Market  On April 16th, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) published the revised edition of “STAR Market Property Evaluation Guidelines”. According to the amendments, Fintech companies will be classified as “restricted” category when it applies… Read More

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The People’s Bank of China and Six Other Departments Launch Fintech Projects for Rural Vitalization In order to better implement the strategy of rural vitalization, the People’s Bank of China and six other department (namely Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Ministry of Industry and… Read More

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Huabei Announces Agriculture Promotion Plans On March 29th, Huabei, the consumer credit platform of Ant Group announced the launch of a series of agriculture promotion plans. For example, Huabei will offer consumption subsidies and platform traffic to help the farms sell more products. Besides, Huabei… Read More

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