The digital currency pilot is expected to land in Shenzhen, and will enter transportation, education, medical and other service scenarios

Shenzhen Commercial Daily reporter Xie Huiqian

Source: Shenzhen Commercial Daily

Editor's Note: The original title was "Digital Currency Pilot Expected to Land in Shenzhen"

"Shenzhen is particularly prominent in two areas. One is the cross-border financial sector, which has many pilot policies. It is also a test field for the opening of capital projects and the internationalization of the renminbi. The second is that it has become a benchmark in the field of financial technology. The companies represented by banks and other companies have formed a leading advantage in industrialization. "

Dr. Yu Lingqu, deputy director of the Institute of Finance and Modern Industry of China (Shenzhen) Comprehensive Development Research Institute, pointed out in an interview with reporters recently that under the “dual-zone” -driven background, it is expected that more pilot policies will be implemented in Shenzhen. release.

The first Hong Kong-owned holding securities company and fund company settled in succession

"We will steadily deepen local financial reforms and expand opening up. In particular, we will deeply grasp the strategic opportunities for the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, give full play to the location advantages of Shenzhen and Hong Kong and the advantages of the policy overlay of Qianhai Shekou Free Trade Zone, and strive for the internationalization of RMB. In areas such as capital account opening, we will conduct more pilot projects, promote greater breakthroughs in cross-border credit, cross-border personal investment, and cross-border asset management, accelerate the process of financial market interconnection, and continue to expand the new situation of financial openness and cooperation. "The relevant person in charge of Shenzhen Local Financial Supervision Bureau told reporters.

Up to now, the construction of cross-border financial infrastructure has been continuously improved. Shenzhen and Hong Kong have established a multi-currency fund clearing channel and a joint check settlement mechanism, which has greatly improved the speed of Shenzhen-Hong Kong fund settlement. The multi-category account system has been accelerated to effectively meet cross-border payments. Settlement needs. Among them, UnionPay International Cloud Flash Payment APP Hong Kong and Macau cardholder services, WeChat Hong Kong wallet and other mobile cross-border payment services have been launched.

At the same time, there are 3 Hong Kong-owned corporate banks and 12 branches in Shenzhen. The assets, deposits, loans and net profits of Shenzhen-Hong Kong-owned banks account for over 60% of the total foreign banks in the jurisdiction. The first domestic Hong Kong-owned holding securities company and fund company settled in Qianhai successively. More than 10 Shenzhen securities fund and futures companies set up subsidiaries in Hong Kong, and nine Hong Kong securities and futures operating agencies established representative offices in Shenzhen.

Digital currency pilot is expected to land in Shenzhen

The Opinions mentioned "supporting the development of innovative applications such as digital currency research and mobile payments in Shenzhen."

As early as 2017, the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People's Bank of China was officially established to conduct digital currency research. Since then, the institute has actively deployed R & D institutions in various places. On June 15, 2018, Shenzhen Fintech Co., Ltd. was established and is 100% controlled by the Digital Currency Research Institute of the People's Bank of China.

A few days ago, according to authoritative sources, the pilot project of the central bank's legal digital currency, jointly led by the People's Bank of China, the four major state-owned commercial banks of Industry, Agriculture, China, and Construction, and China Telecom, China Telecom, and China Unicom, is expected to be in Shenzhen. , Suzhou and other places. It is reported that the testing of relevant standards of fiat digital currencies and payment system access are also progressing simultaneously.

And compared with the previous trial, this time the central bank's legal digital currency pilot will go out of the central bank system and enter real service scenarios such as transportation, education, and medical care.

Shenzhen's total green insurance coverage tops the nationwide

In 2019, Shenzhen has also been working hard to accelerate exploration in green finance and marine finance development.

As early as December 28, 2018, Shenzhen formally issued and implemented the "Implementation Opinions of the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government on Building a Green Financial System" by supporting the development of green credit, green bonds, green insurance, and regional environmental equity trading markets and optimizing green Various financial support methods, such as the basic environment for financial development, have further optimized the allocation of resources and achieved a win-win situation for our financial industry and environmental protection industry.

As of the end of June 2019, Shenzhen's green credit balance exceeded 100 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 34.2%. The total amount of green insurance underwriting was at the forefront of Guangdong Province and even the country. At the same time, the green financial infrastructure has continued to improve, and regional cooperation and international exchanges have continued to deepen.

According to the Shenzhen Local Financial Supervision and Administration Bureau, Shenzhen actively participated in the study of "China Green Fund Standards", one of the national green finance standardization projects, and related results of the core standards for green private equity investment funds were written into the G20 Finance Minister and the Central Bank of Argentina. Long bulletin. At the same time, he also actively participated in the research of the index system construction of the "China Green Financial Center City Index".