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Regulating the Chinese credit rating agencies: progress and challenges

Jing Bian (SOAS, Univeristy of London, London, UK)

Journal of Money Laundering Control

ISSN: 1368-5201

Article publication date: 5 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the emerging Chinese credit rating agencies (CRAs), and their development, regulatory regime and challenges. The Chinese financial system has made many improvements; in particular, the regulatory regime has reached a more effective level. However, it should be admitted that some aspects still require further development. Compared with other developed markets, the Chinese credit rating industry is still young. Under these circumstances, questions are raised about the performance of the CRAs in China. Whether the legal framework is effective enough? A further point, in terms of the development, is what are the major obstacles lying ahead for the Chinese CRAs?

Design/methodology/approach

This paper will concentrate on the study of Chinese CRAs. Starting with a brief introduction and analysis on the Chinese CRAs, it will further examine the rating methodologies of the Chinese CRAs. Following this, the regulatory regimes will be analyzed in detail, from the perspectives of the securities, banking and insurance market. Moreover, the paper will identify the key problems under the current regulatory regime. Last but not least, a conclusion and some future suggestions for the development of the regulatory regime will also be made based on the earlier observations and study.

Findings

The current development stage and future reform requirement of the Chinese credit rating industry.

Originality/value

Provide a full dimension and in depth analysis on the Chinese credit rating industry.

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Citation

Bian, J. (2015), "Regulating the Chinese credit rating agencies: progress and challenges", Journal of Money Laundering Control, Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 66-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/JMLC-07-2014-0022

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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