Part V The International Dimension, 12 The China Nexus
Douglas W Arner, Berry FC Hsu, Say H Goo, Syren Johnstone, Paul Lejot, Maurice Kwong-Sang Tse
Douglas W Arner, Berry Hsu, Say H Goo, Syren Johnstone, Paul Lejot, Maurice Kwok-Sang Tse (Consulting Editor)
- Securities — Investment business
This chapter focuses on the financial markets and related legal and institutional frameworks in mainland China, in the context of China’s liberalization commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Today, Hong Kong and its financial markets perform a number of roles in respect to China. As part of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong increasingly must deal directly with resulting issues and questions, both as a result of the increasing use by mainland companies of Hong Kong’s financial markets (e.g. listing on the stock exchange) as well as supporting business in China. At the same time, the resulting interconnection between the two economies and financial systems brings challenges for Hong Kong. This is especially true of questions relating to mainland companies raising money in Hong Kong and resulting issues of disclosure, corporate governance, and related enforcement problems.