Delisting fears prompt a fresh homecoming wave among US-listed Chinese companies

Delisting fears prompt a fresh homecoming wave among US-listed Chinese companies

Photographer: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

The once-booming trend of “homecoming” listings in Hong Kong is picking up speed as an ongoing regulatory dispute between Washington and Beijing is putting more US-listed Chinese companies at risk of forced delisting.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) have long butted heads over permission for the U.S.’ top audit watchdog to directly access Chinese mainland-based companies’ books, something that China refuses for national security reasons.

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