Chinese Regulators Toughen Securities Laws

Law360, New York (January 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- In response to the heightened U.S. interest in Chinese securities markets and regulations, China’s securities regulator has initiated a process to make investing in Chinese markets safer for investors.

Beginning Jan. 1, the China Securities Regulatory Commission will be able to freeze funds and securities that they believe may be involved in illegal activities.

The Commission will also have the power to freeze assets of individuals and companies that may have been transferred in an attempt to cover up illegal activities.

The CSRC will also begin...
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