Author: Jingyun Liu

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors approved a revised Environmental and Social Framework (ESF), reasserting its commitments to environmental and social standards on May 21, as reported by People’s Daily on May 27. The revisions mainly include further strengthening commitment to combating climate...

CBIRC Shenzhen Office proposed to explore differentiated regulatory policies for green finance such as capital occupation, regulatory assessment, tolerance of non-performance, and other measures to further encourage financial institutions to innovate in green finance, as reported by Caixin on May 29. For instance, Shenzhen Office...

NDRC is preparing an action plan on plastic pollution control in the 14th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period, according to relevant personnel from the Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection in NDRC, as reported by Shanghai Securities News on May 25. The action plan is...

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) officially published a set of interim rules for carbon emission rights trading, governing registration, trading specification, and settlement of emission rights for the national emissions trading system (ETS) on May 17. Prior to trading, local governments should first...

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released draft rules on automotive data security and management on May 12, imposing new restrictions on user data collection and processing of automakers, as reported by Caixin on the same day. According to the proposed regulations, automobile data operators...

Shanghai launched its first virtual power plant (VPP) action on May 6, as reported by Xinhuanet on May 10. The VPP project covers various types of resources including electric vehicle charging piles, commercial buildings, industrial parks, combined cooling heating and power system (CCHP), energy storage...

Chinese technology company Tencent [0700:HK] may be the next target of the anti-monopoly campaign initiated by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), as reported by Reuters on April 29. As part of the county’s antitrust clampdown on the domestic internet giants, it is expected...

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