China To Further Open Up Financial Sector: Central Bank

China will continue to expand the opening-up of the financial sector, the central bank said.


The country will adopt an approach of pre-establishment national treatment with a negative list, and pursue coordinated progress in financial opening-up, the reform in exchange rate formation mechanism and the process of advancing capital account convertibility, the People’s Bank of China said in an article posted on its website.


The country will also pay close attention to financial risk control, and make sure that the country’s financial oversight and regulatory capabilities are in line with the level of opening-up, according to the statement.


As the country enters a new era of development, further opening up its financial sector is a path the country must follow to integrate into the global economy, the central bank said.


From a domestic perspective, as the economy transitions from high-speed growth to high-quality development, expanding financial opening-up will help build a diversified financial system, promote financial reform and better serve the real economy, it said.


It noted the country’s opening-up of its financial sector had drawn a positive market response.


As of the end of March, overseas investors bought 1.77 trillion yuan (about 260.3 billion U.S. dollars) of bonds at the country’s interbank bond market, up 31 percent from a year earlier, and held 5.4 trillion yuan of yuan-denominated financial assets, up 19 percent year-on-year, according to the central bank.


Source(s): Xinhua News Agency