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Red Chip

A stock in a company operating in the People's Republic of China that trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Generally speaking, only Chinese citizens are allowed to invest on Chinese stock exchanges. Red chips are therefore separately incorporated in Hong Kong in order to allow foreign investment in Chinese companies. The term refers to the color red, which is the official color of the Communist party.
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Red-chip Citic, the largest conglomerate in China, and private equity company SB China Venture Capital have entered the virtual reality business through their joint HK$200 million strategic investment in Hong Kong-based Digital Domain Holdings.
As the only red-chip company of Sinopec currently listed in Hong Kong, Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited is a key representation of Sinopec's diversified capital.
Local people can invest in red-chip stocks and H stocks in Hong Kong and Macao bourses, via re-consignment with domestic securities firms.
Hong Kong analyst Shamus Mok said the personnel reshuffle of red-chip companies in Hong Kong indicated the Chinese premier's administration is trying to improve management capability and credibility in the territory.
Financial conditions for other international trust and investment corporations and red-chip companies (government-backed enterprises) can be expected to be tightened after this latest revision of expectations,'' he said.
Melody He-Chen, partner at DLA Piper said: "The successful listing of Zhuangyuan Pasture's H-share has demonstrated the strong execution capability of our capital markets practice group, which also successfully completed the red-chip listing and IPO of China Greenfresh Group in May this year.
Unable to invest in Chinese securities directly, many domestic insurance firms have switched to invest in red-chip shares and Chinese state-enterprises shares on the Hong Kong bourse.
Presently, local people can invest in red-chip stocks and H stocks on Hong Kong and Macao bourses via re-consignment with domestic securities firms.
Recently Cathay Life has increased investments in the H-shares and red-chip shares of the Hong Kong Stock Market, and will likely be a qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) according to Chinese authorities, enabling it to invest in China's stock and bond markets.
Meanwhile, overseas warrants issued by domestic securities firms will also hit the road today, enabling domestic investors to invest indirectly in red-chip stocks on the Hong Kong bourse, such as China Mobile, Lenovo, and Alibaba.
Huang said Taiwan's institutional investors are very interested to be foreign institutional investors in China, and private investors in Taiwan are allowed to invest in red-chip shares traded in Hong Kong.
26, 2010 (CENS)--In line with the policy of the financial market opening across Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's securities firms will be able to deal in red-chip stocks in Hong Kong, either on the consignment of customers or for their own investment, announced the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) yesterday (Feb.