Banking Reforms in China û Some of the Challenges

Banking reform - the drivers


Simon Tsang

Sylvia Chan

The banking reforms currently going on in China will result in significant changes in the Chinese banking market, in terms of both the mode of operation and the competitive environment. The main drivers of the banking reforms are

  • China's expected entry into the World Trade Organization WTO 
  • The need to increase Chinese banks' access to and ability to raise funds competitively in international capital markets and 
  • The pressure on Chinese banks to focus on the new Basel Capital Accord when it comes into force in 2004 and increase capital efficiency.

WTO entry


China's long awaited WTO entry is expected to happen this year....

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