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Chapter I General Rules
Article 1 For the purpose of regulating the establishment of foreign stock exchanges' representative offices in China and their business operations, these Measures are formulated under the Securities Law of the People's Republic of China and the related regulations.
Article 2 The term "foreign stock exchanges" as mentioned in these Measures means the stock exchanges, securities automated quotation or electronic trading systems or markets established abroad.
The term "foreign stock exchanges' representative offices in China" (hereinafter referred to as representative offices) as mentioned in these Measures means the permanent representative offices established by foreign stock exchanges inside the territory of China under the approval of engaging in liaison, market promotions, investigations and other similar non-business activities. The person-in-charge of a representative office is the chief representative.
Article 3 A representative office shall conform to the laws and regulations of China as well as the related provisions of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (hereinafter referred to as CSRC). The legitimate rights and interests of representative offices shall be protected by Chinese law.
Article 4 The CSRC shall examine, approve and supervise the representative offices subject to the principle of prudent supervision.