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Chinese coffee chain company Luckin Coffee has reached a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over its financial fraud case and the company will pay a USD180m fine, as reported by Caixin on December 17. The US SEC filed a suit against...

The Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group, jointly founded by Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), released its green and sustainable finance strategy on December 17, according to HKMA’s website on the same day. The Steering Group...

Antitrust regulator, the State Administration for Market Regulations (SAMR), fined Alibaba [BABA:US] Investments, Shenzhen Hive Box Technology, and China Literature [0772:HK], a subsidiary under Tencent [0700:HK], half a million RMB for not gaining certain acquisition or buyout approvals, thus violating anti-monopoly laws, according to Sina...

Yi Gang, the governor of China’s PBoC, stated at the Singapore FinTech Festival that the country is considering introducing mandatory requirements for state-backed financial institutions to disclose green finance-related information, as reported by South China Morning Post on December 9. As Yi Gang stated, the...

MOFCOM announced that it will formulate measures to stop food waste, as reported by the Paper on December 10, 2020. In a statement, MOFCOM encouraged the catering industry to focus on providing higher quality food options as opposed to large portions. In addition, for epidemic...

China began carbon emission permit trading pilots in 2011, gathering experience for its future national carbon market Early before the official construction of a national carbon market, China began exploring carbon emission permit trading in seven pilot provinces and cities in late 2011, including Beijing, Tianjin,...

Since major changes in 1978, when China began opening up its markets to the rest of the world, around 750m Chinese people were able to shift above the absolute poverty line, contributing to over 70% of global poverty reduction. To be lifted out of poverty...

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