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Second China-Japan Capital Markets Forum Successfully Held

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The Securities Association of China (SAC) and Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) jointly organized the second China-Japan Capital Markets Forum in virtual format on January 25th, 2021. Mr. FANG Xinghai, Vice Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), as well as Chairman Ryozo HIMINO of Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) and Chairman Mitsuhiro HASEGAWA of Japan Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) attended the Forum online and delivered speeches.

Participants from both sides engaged in in-depth discussions about topics of mutual interest, including deepening reform and opening-up of China’s capital markets, enhancing China-Japan capital markets cooperation, and leveraging capital markets to address challenges of an aging society. The Forum held that capital markets of China and Japan were highly complementary to each other, and that the cooperation between these two markets had been steadily progressing with broad prospect. The Forum demonstrated both sides’ commitment to and confidence in furthering China-Japan capital markets cooperation.

The China-Japan ETF Connectivity scheme, which was launched in June 2019 as an important outcome of the first China-Japan Capital Markets Forum, has been operating smoothly. Recently, the two sides have reached consensus to deepen the Connectivity scheme by introducing more participating firms and expanding the investment scope. At the Forum, Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX Group) announced a renewal of their bilateral Agreement on China-Japan ETF Connectivity, and Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the JPX Group announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The securities associations and asset management associations of the two countries also announced the formation of a joint research group to explore the role of capital markets in responding to aging challenges.

The Forum is an industry-level dialogue mechanism established to implement the outcome of the 5th China-Japan High-Level Economic Dialogue, and to promote all-round, multi-leveled cooperation between the capital markets of China and Japan. More than 300 representatives from financial regulators, securities and futures exchanges, industry associations, financial institutions, and listed companies of the two countries joined the online event.

This news item was originally published by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC CN). For more information, please see the Source Link.

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Abbreviation: CSRC
Jurisdiction: China

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