Insider Trading and Investor Protection
This chapter investigates the issue of insider trading and the broader concern of investor protection in China. Laws and regulations in relation to insider trading and the enforcement of these are reviewed. Quantitative and qualitative data drawing on the CSRC’s Administrative Penalty Decisions issued between 2010 and 2016 (inclusive) are analysed, as well as the results of interviews and a Survey conducted by the author, bearing on insider trading regulations and enforcement. The chapter argues that investor protection is incidental to the CSRC’s primary roles of ensuring market efficiency and mobilizing the markets in support of government economic policy, and that the resources that it allocates to investor protection and the areas of investor protection to which it allocates them are determined by that priority.