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China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

CBRC Partners with 19 Banks to Establish Fintech Cloud Stack. By 2020, 60% of systems in China’s banking industry will be deployed in the cloud, most with the approval of the China Banking Regulatory Commission. According to the report, China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has… Read More

China’s Central Bank Testing Prototype Cryptocurrency

Over a month ago, speculation abounded on whether China was developing its very own cryptocurrency to essentially digitize RMB. Now we know quite certainly that the Central Bank of China has developed and is currently testing a cryptocoin. Planned Integration with Commercial Banks Although there… Read More

Senior Chinese Official Says Bitcoin and Ethereum are of National Interest

Yao Qian, the Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department at the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank, recently authored an extensive report on digital currencies. In the report, Yao Qian highlights many of the advantages and disadvantages of digital currencies, focusing much… Read More

Bitcoin Exchanges in China Resume Withdrawals After Months-long Freeze

Last week, it was reported that the 3 largest bitcoin exchanges in China finally ended a four-month freeze on withdrawals. BTC China, OKCoin, and Huobi all began prohibiting withdrawals from their exchanges almost four months ago amidst growing scrutiny from the Chinese government. In February,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Financial Technology Becomes a New Spotlight of the Belt and Road Initiative Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative, was held in Beijing on May 14-15. President Xi Jinping highlighted the role that financial technology has played… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Development Forum 2017 Talked About Systematic Risk in Fintech Industry The annual session of China Development Forum 2017, organized by the China Development Research Foundation, was hosted by the Development Research Center of the State Council of China on March 18-20, 2017 at the… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Highlights of China’s central bank’s briefing on financial reform & development Last Friday, the People’s Bank of China briefed media on China’s financial reform and developments on the sidelines of the Two Sessions in Beijing.‍ Officials attending the press conference included: Zhou Xiaochuan: Governor of… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

NPC & CPPCC 2017 Annual Sessions Focus on Risk Prevention and Industry Regulation of Fintech Industry Last week, the National People’s Congress (NPC)and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country’s top legislative and political advisory body, opened the 2017 sessions in Beijing. Fintech, or… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Becomes the First Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency Just at the start of 2017, People’s Bank of China (PBOC) took a big step in the area of digital currency. According to its announcement, PBOC has managed to test digital bill trading with beta-digital… Read More

Brief: China Rapid Finance Becomes Sponsor & Founding Member of National Internet Finance Association of China

Peer-to-peer lender, China Rapid Finance, announced on Tuesday it has become a sponsor and founding member of the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA). According to the company, the NIFA was founded with the approval of China’s State Council. It has been led by the People’s Bank of China,… Read More

Regulations Galore Part I: Online Payments in China

A flurry of internet finance-related regulatory documents were issued in China last week just before the New Year. On December 28th, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the final rules on online payments while the China Banking Regulatory Commission (“CBRC”) issued the draft rules… Read More

China Central Bank Defends Online Payment Rules, Critics See Rules Stifling Industry Innovation

“China’s central bank has moved to defend draft rules that would force online payment processors to channel large payments through traditional bank accounts, a requirement that industry observers say will stifle innovation while protecting the interests of incumbent banks,” reported FT’s Gabriel Wildau. “The People’s Bank of China… Read More

Just Released: China’s New Guidelines For Online Finance Market

    With China’s stock market crash still recent, the People’s Bank of China (PBC) released guidelines for the country’s rapidly burgeoning online finance market at the start of this weekend, outlined in a document published by the PBC.  The peer to peer lending industry in… Read More

People’s Bank of China to Lead Regulations on Internet Finance

Online finance has been booming in China.  Today the country claims to be the largest market in the world for peer to peer lending with an estimate value of $18 billion for 2014. The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) opened their meeting in the… Read More