China Securities Regulatory Commission

Updated: 2006-11-14 13:41

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is an institution of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is the main regulator for the mainland of the PRC.

Its functions are similar to that of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States.

Basic Functions

1. To establish a centralised supervisory system for securities and futures markets and to assume direct leadership over securities and futures market supervisory bodies.

2. To strengthen the supervision over securities and futures business, stock and futures exchange markets, the listed companies, fund management companies investing in the securities, securities and futures investment consulting firms, and other intermediaries involved in the securities and futures business. To raise the standard of information disclosure.

3. To increase the abilities to prevent and handle financial crisis.

4. To organise the drafting of laws and regulations for securities markets. To study and formulate the principles, policies and rules related to securities markets. To formulate development plans and annual plans for securities markets. To direct, co-ordinate, supervise and examine matters related to securities in various regions and relevant departments. To direct, plan and co-ordinate test operations of futures market.

5. To exercise centralised supervision of securities business.

Major Responsibilities

1. Studying and formulating policies and development plans regarding securities and futures markets; drafting relevant laws and regulations on securities and futures markets; and working out relevant rules on securities and futures markets;

2. Supervising securities and futures markets and exercising vertical power of authority over regional and provincial supervisory institutions of the market;

3. Overseeing the issuance, trading, custody and settlement of equity shares, convertible bonds, and securities investment funds; approving the listing of corporate bonds; and supervising the trading activities of listed government and corporate bonds;


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