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On 31 January 2019, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) issued the Notice on Public Consultation for the Measures for the Administration of Domestic Securities and Futures Investment by Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors and RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (Consultation Paper) (the "Measures") and the Provisions on Issues Concerning the Implementation of the Measures for the Administration of Domestic Securities and Futures Investment by Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors and RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (Consultation Paper) (the "Implementation Provisions", collectively the "Consultation Papers"). The Consultation Papers aim to boost the enthusiasm of overseas institutional investors to invest in the Chinese securities and futures market by significantly expanding the permissible investment scope of Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFII) and RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFIIs, each a "qualified investor"), as well as relaxing the eligibility requirements for qualified investors.

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