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The highly anticipated Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme (“Stock Connect”) was officially launched on 17 November 2014, marking an unprecedented milestone in the establishment of mutual market access between Hong Kong and Mainland China. The new cross-border investment channel will enable investors in Hong Kong and the Mainland to trade designated securities listed in each other’s market, through their respective local brokers for the first time. While there has been an impressive range of materials…

On November 14, 2014, China issued two notices releasing the details of its long-awaited tax policies for Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (QFIIs), RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFIIs) and the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme (SHSC Scheme). The SHSC Scheme was formally launched on November 17, 2014. Tax Policies for QFIIs and RQFIIs Effective from November 17, 2014, capital gains derived by a QFII and a RQFII from the sales of shares in a Chinese…