On August 15 this year the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) announced that it would further liberalize the right of expats to open A-share securities accounts. Eligible investors can now open A-share accounts and the policy was officially implemented on September 15, 2018.A-Share securities are shares of China Mainland-based companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges with shares only quoted in Chinese Renminmbi.RequirementsThe investor’s country of origin must have established a regulatory corporation with the CSRC. To find out if your country has done so, visit https://csrc.gov.cn/pub/newsite/gjb/jghzExpats are also eligible if they fit a category listed below: The documents required are:
photocopies of the passport information page + visa page
employment certificate issued by the employing company in Mainland China (stamped with company seal)
photocopy of business license or certificate for Uniform Social Credit Code of the employing company in Mainland China (also stamped with company seal)
debit card issued by a third-party depository bank
For more information, contact your nearest securities company.