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Shares of China’s Fintech Firms Are Surging As Investors Prepare for Launch of National Digital Currency

Shares of Chinese Fintech firms are surging as the nation’s investors prepare for the upcoming launch of a national digital currency. China’s new internet-based currency is expected to increase demand for related security and payment services. The CSI Fintech theme index, an index that tracks… Read More

Report: China’s Digital Currency Probably Won’t Involve Blockchain

Although payments are increasingly digital, China has little interest in creating a self-settling digital yuan system using blockchain, Abacus News reports. According to the outlet: “China is increasingly a cashless society. Even street-food sellers in small towns will prefer to use a mobile payment app… Read More

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China to Include P2P lending Industry into Credit System On September 2nd, the special working group for Fintech risk ratification and special working group for online lending administration jointly issued a notice, requiring all p2p lending institutions to be connected to the credit system established… Read More

China’s Fintech Development Plan: Six Key Tasks

While China has obviously morphed from a command economy to one that has wholeheartedly embraced the benefits of capitalism and a market economy there still remains substantial central planning. The current Belt and Road initiative is all about global development and increasing China’s influence around… Read More

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People’s Bank of China issues “Fintech Development Plan (2019-2021)” On August 22nd, the People’s Bank of China issued a three-year development plan for the country’s emerging Fintech industry. According to the plan, China will improve the top-down design of the Fintech industry, further boost the… Read More

China Banking Official: “People’s Bank Digital Currency Can Now Be Said to Be Ready”

After five years in development, the deputy director of the People’s Bank of China’s Payments and Settlement Division, Mu Changchun, says, “(The) People’s Bank digital currency can now be said to be ready.” Shanghai Securities News (SSN) writes that  Mu made the announcement at the third… Read More

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Peoples Bank of China Releases Measures for Further Opening up the Financial Sector In order to implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on further advancing opening-up, and according to the principle of taking actions “faster rather than… Read More

Report: China Bankers Concerned Facebook’s Libra Could Fuel Currency Competition and Compromise Financial Sovereignty

Influential bankers convening at an academic conference at Peking University’s Institute of Digital Finance this week have expressed serious concerns about Libra, Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency payments network, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports. Wang Xin, director of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s research bureau warned… Read More

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Insurtech Platform Shuidi Completes RMB 1 billion C Round of Financing led by Boyu Capital On June 12th, China’s leading Insurtech platform Shuidi (meaning waterdrop in English) was reported to secure RMB 1 billion in C round of financing. The investment was led by Boyu… Read More

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PBOC Set Up Deposit Insurance Fund Management Company On May 24th, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, set up a deposit insurance fund management company after it took a rare move to take over Inner Mongolia-based Baoshang Bank in response to its… Read More

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Fintech Research Institute of People’s Bank of China Starts Recruiting Blockchain Talent The Fintech Research Institute, established by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has posted several job vacancies about blockchain on recruitment website Lagou.com. Shenzhen Fintech Research Institute is a unit jointly established by… Read More

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China Requires P2P Platform Executives Not to Leave Beijing during Administrative Review On April 25th, Internet Finance Association of Chaoyang District issued an announcement about the recently launched P2P platform administrative review. According to the document, from the date of the announcement to May 31st,… Read More

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PBC to launch the second-generation credit rating system The People’s Bank of China (PBC) is going to launch the second-generation credit rating system from May 2019. PBC will start using the new system for inquiry purpose, with the two systems running concurrently. After data uploaded… Read More

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Parent Company of Shuidi Crowdfunding Receives nearly ¥500 million B-round Funding led by Tencent Shuidi, the parent company of Shuidi Crowdfunding and Shuidi Mutual Insurance, announced this week that it had received a nearly ¥500 million B-round financing. This investment was led by Tencent, and… Read More

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PBC Holds 2019 National Currency, Gold and Silver Work Conference On February 21, 2019, the 2019 National Currency, Gold and Silver Work Conference of the People’s Bank of China (PBC) was held in Xiamen, Fujian. The conference comprehensively summarized the achievements of the currency, gold… Read More

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Beijing to Start to Test “Personal Credit Score” System On January 30th, the “Opinions on Strengthening the Management of Fine Urban Management” was officially announced. According to the document, Beijing will start to test a “Personal Credit Score” system to raise the awareness for integrity… Read More

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Hong Kong Insurance Regulatory Authority Issues First Virtual Insurance License Under Fast Track On December 20th, Hong Kong Insurtech Bowtie announced that it has obtained the first virtual insurance company license issued by the Hong Kong Insurance Authority under Fast Track. Bowtie was founded by… Read More

Report: China Advancing Possible Surveillance Cryptocurrency

The Chinese government is looking to create a cryptocurrency that will allow it to better monitor the financial conduct of citizens and institutions, Bloomberg reports. Software developers at the People’s Bank of China have registered 78 digital currency patents since 2016, and, as of August,… Read More

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Sesame Credit Accepted for Canadian Visa Application This week, the Canadian Immigration Department (IRCC) announced that Chinese tourists can choose to submit his/her Sesame Credit Visa report (≥750 points) as financial proof for Canadian visa application. Sesame Credit is credit-assessment service offered by Ant Financial,… Read More

China Flags Crypto “Airdrops”

As part of ongoing government efforts to quash initial coin offerings (ICOs) in China, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has extended prohibitions to cover “airdrops” -the promotional distribution of free cryptographic tokens- which may possibly be being used now in China to circumvent the… Read More

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