Securitization of State Ownership: Chinese Securities Law

Part I of this article establishes the scope of analysis and defines the Chinese use of the term “security,” which is more limited than under American law. Parts II and III briefly examine the history of Chinese securities laws and the understanding of securities by the Chinese people. Part IV focuses on the government’s motivations in establishing the securities markets. Part V discusses the distinctively Chinese approach of classifying shares according to the characteristics and nationality of permitted shareholders. Part VI addresses the future development of Chinese securities markets. The conclusion reflects on the significance of western forms of securities ownership and regulation in the Chinese economic and ideological context.