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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published new swap rules for new steel production capacity, in order to accelerate the elimination of low-grade and outdated steelmaking capacity and strengthen air pollution control, as reported by Caixin on May 7. According to the latest...

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...

Arabesque S-Ray and Seneca ESG will collaborate to integrate Arabesque S-Ray’s climate-focused Temperature Score and Emissions data into Seneca ESG’s ZENO software platform. The integration will enable investment firm users of ZENO to gain immediate access to underlying and abstracted climate data on thousands of companies...

Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE), a subsidiary of Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE), published consultation papers on May 6 for the INE Crude Oil Options Contract Specifications, Options Trading Rules of the Shanghai International Energy Exchange, and revisions on related implementation rules, as reported by Caixin...

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...

China’s antitrust watchdog, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), launched an investigation into Tencent-backed [0700:HK] food delivery giant, Meituan [3690:HK], for the internet company’s potential abuse of the market dominance position by forcing vendors into exclusive deals, known as ‘picking one from two’ (POFT), as...

China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), has received the latest draft of the country’s first personal information protection law (PIPL) for regulatory review, following the first draft published in October 2020, as reported by Caixin on April 27. The...

Greenpeace, an environmental protection non-governmental organization (NGO), published the Clean Cloud 2021, a ranking list of energy-related information disclosures and renewable energy use in China’s technology and internet industry, as reported by Caixin on April 21. Specifically, Tencent [0700:HK] topped Chinese internet cloud services companies,...

In the field of sustainability information, there are an increasing number of players with different roles, such as investors, corporates, regulators, NGOs, and other civil societies, forming a dynamic ecosystem of sustainability information. Sustainability standard is the foundation of this ecosystem, where the Global Initiative...

China and the US released a joint statement to fight climate crisis on April 18, following a meeting between Chinese special climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, and US special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry, according to the official website of China’s Ministry of Ecology and...

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