Author: Haiyan Luo

Nowadays, both companies and investors are spending more resources on ESG issues. A core question has emerged, that is, which ESG issues are financially material and why. This is important not only for companies to manage their resources properly, but also for investors who seek...

Chinese short-video platform Kuaishou Technology [1024:HK] will debut at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on February 5. The expected initial public offering (IPO) will raise as much as USD5bn and make Kuaishou the first major short-video platform to go public. From its prospectus, currently, Kuaishou’s...

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published the first batch of problematic mobile applications on January 22. Such apps illegally collected and used users’ personal information, as reported by JRJ.com on January 25. The list involves apps from many listed companies, including Tencent [0700:HK],...

PBoC has drafted regulation to strengthen supervision over non-banking institutions’ payment services on January 20, as reported by JRJ.com on the same day. Notably, the policy this time adds anti-monopoly measures for the non-banking payments industry. Moreover, the regulation highlights the requirement of non-banking payment...

Tencent [0700:HK] apologized on January 18 for its instant messaging software, QQ, for reading users’ browser history, after an internet article exposed it on January 17, as reported by The Paper on January 19. Tencent explained that the reading was to evaluate login security risks...

PBoC issued draft measures on January 11 to regulate domestic credit investigation agencies and prevent such agencies from collecting excessive information from individuals, as reported by Eastmoney on January 12. The measures specify rules for credit reporting agencies to collect, organize, save, and process personal...

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