July 28, 2021
Markets

What if America delists Chinese firms?

A recent flurry of official measures in both China and the United States suggests that the two governments are not keen on Chinese firms retaining their US stock market listings. Moreover, the effects of delisting these often fast-growing companies may be easily manageable for both countries

Chinese firms are more enthusiastic than most about listing on US stock exchanges. Currently, 250 of them, including companies that are registered in Hong Kong or offshore centres but derive most of their revenue and profits from mainland China, trade on US equity markets. But a recent flurry of official measures in both China and the United States suggests that the two governments are not keen on Chinese firms retaining their US listings. If push comes to shove, how would delisting hurt either country?

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