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The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on April 6 officially merged its Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Board into the Main Board, as reported by Caixin on the same day. After the merger, SZSE unified the operation rules and regulatory supervision over the two markets, while...

The latest statistics of international data provider Refinitiv showed that China issued green bonds with a scale of approximately USD15.7bn for clean and renewable energy related projects in the first quarter of this year, as reported by Xinhuanet on April 2. The reading was about...

National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ), also known as New Third Board, issued the newly revised share repurchase rules for NEEQ-listed companies on March 26, as reported by Caixin on March 29. Share repurchase includes three methods: bidding or market-making transactions, offering, and buying from...

After the UK first announced its 2050 carbon neutrality by legislation in 2008, as of 2020, 30 countries and regions worldwide had proposed their carbon neutrality targets. Among them, as a member of Paris Agreement, China also promised to peak the country’s carbon emissions by...

China’s Ministry of Ecology and the Environment (MEE) has started the public review of its newly released draft legislation for the national carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS), as reported by Caixin on March 31. The revised law will then be submitted to State Council for...

Chinese automobile manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM) [2333:HK] announced its five-year plan for hydrogen power development, as reported by Caixin on March 30. The company plans to launch its first hydrogen fuel cell sport utility vehicle (SUV) and produce 100 49-ton hydrogen heavy trucks before...

Chinese trust companies have been launching carbon neutrality-themed trust products recently, as reported by Caixin on March 18. In February, AVIC Trust, China Energy Conservation Association, and Shanghai Treasure Carbon jointly set up the country’s first carbon neutrality-themed green trust plan, with an initial scale...

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...

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published new industry regulations for the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing sector, as the latest update to the 2018 rules, as reported by Caixin on March 12. The new regulations have taken effect from March 15, 2021. Notably,...

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