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China stock market debacle: why this mutual fund is calling it an investment opportunity

By Sanchari Ghosh   Indian Mutual Funds that invest in China and the Greater China region have been vastly affected due to the recent volatility in Chinese stock markets. Panic selling among investors has resulted in a sharp fall in NAV for such funds.   The sell-offs were led by regulatory actions against the country's tech giants and more recently, a crackdown on Chinese private education companies.   However, Edelweiss MF, which runs the largest China-linked fund in India, says that the 'short term volatility has opened long-term valuation opportunities'.   In fact, the fund house suggests that "investors who have...
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China Permanent Residence Application: Explaining the Process in Shanghai

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.       We explain the China permanent residence application process, with a focus on Shanghai, and benefits for foreigners living and working in the city.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel bans, many foreigners working in China have begun to consider applying for a Chinese “Green Card”, or permanent residence ID card. With the card, an expatriate will be able to enter China just like Chinese citizens, without going through visa formalities.   Holders of a Foreigner Permanent Residence ID Card are not...
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China Willing to Invest $80 Billion in Iran’s Mining Sector

China is willing to invest a total of $400 billion in Iran’s economic sectors as part of its 25-Year Cooperation Agreement, some $80 billion of which are to be in the mining sector, the head of Mines and Mineral Industries Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said. “The significance of this amount becomes even more prominent when we take into account that over the last 95 years and since the reign of Reza Shah [the first Pahlavi monarch] up until now, investments made in Iran’s mines and mineral industries did not exceed $50 billion,” Bahram Shakouri...
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Crypto-assets should be regulated as “alternative investments”, China’s central bank officials said

  Find out how China Offshore can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.       By Kelly Le   China’s central bank is exploring a new stance towards Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, now calling them investment vehicles – but not currency   China’s central bank officials said that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies should be regulated as “investment vehicles” or “alternative investments” in the Boao Forum this weekend, as reported by CCTV, a Chinese state-owned TV station.    “We believe Bitcoin and stable coins are crypto-assets that should be regarded as investment vehicles, not currencies,” said Li bo, the Deputy...
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China’s Epic Battle With Capital Flows Is More Intense Than Ever

By Sofia Horta e Costa and Enda Curran   In 2020, China’s efforts to lure foreign funds into its borders finally paid off. Investors from New York to London clamored for its stocks and bonds, cementing the nation’s position on the global stage.   Against the wreckage of the global economy and with unprecedented stimulus unleashed by central banks, China’s resilience to the coronavirus and its higher-yielding assets looked attractive. The result was a 62% increase in overseas holdings of local stocks from a year earlier to 3.4 trillion yuan ($520 billion), a 47% fillip for the bond market to 3.3 trillion yuan,...
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Investment Treaties and Their Role in Protecting Chinese Investors

By Jern-Fei Ng, Stephen Peng, Lan Li, Hussein Haeri and Christina Liew   What is investment treaty protection?   Modern investment treaties as we know them have been around for approximately 60 years. In addition to providing qualifying international investors with substantive protections against unfair treatment, discrimination, and asset expropriation by the host State into which they have invested, one of the key benefits of investment treaties is that they allow investors – companies and even natural persons – to bring arbitration claims directly against States for wrongful treatment of their investments.   This innovation in the world of international dispute resolution originated in the early...
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Making Shanghai, HK, and Shenzhen Star Financial Centers in the 21st Century

By Wen Sheng   Bolstered by the excessive liquidity in the market to support pandemic-stricken economies and enterprises, major stock markets, from New York and Tokyo to Hong Kong and Shanghai, have boomed in recent months. This once again proves that liquidity is king for the capital market.    The CSI300 index, tracking the 300 biggest traded companies in China's two bourses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, surpassed its 2015 peak in January 2021, after jumping an impressive 28 percent last year. A growing number of investors, from within China and abroad, are pinning high hopes on a continuous significant rally...
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The next Cayman? Reflection on Offshore Finance and Offshore Company System Design in Hainan Free Trade Port

By Zhang Shiwei   As a free trade port with Chinese characteristics, the relevant system design of the Hainan free trade port cannot copy the offshore company law and offshore financial system of the traditional offshore jurisdiction. We may as well start from the local offshore and become the registered place of red chip offshore companies, so as to give full play to the location advantages relative to the traditional offshore jurisdiction, so as to play an important role in the overseas red chip private placement, listing and cross-border M & A of Chinese enterprises.   Recently, the Hainan Free...