Hikvision CEO And Vice-Chair Receive Warning, Government Investigation Concluded

By Charles Rollet, Published Mar 16, 2020, 07:15am EDT

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has concluded their investigation into Hikvision's CEO and Vice-Chair, issuing a warning but no fine nor further punishment.

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Inside this note, we examine the investigation, the meaning of the warning, and the future for Hikvision.

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******* ********* *** *** CSRC ********* **** ***** "financing ************" ******** **** or *** ******** ************/******* involved.

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Consequence: ******* ******, **** ** ** ******

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*** ********** ***decided ** ***** * ******* ****** as a regulatory measure to Gong Hongjia and Hu Yangzhong, and will ****** **** [*** ******] ** ***** ***** ** *** ********** *** ******* ****** *********** ******. Meanwhile, the Commission requires Gong Hongjia and Hu Yangzhong to present a written rectification report [i.e. mandatory letter of apology] to the Securities Commission's Zhejiang Bureau by Mar 20, 2020.

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  • **** **** ****** **'* standing/position ****** *********?

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** *** ********, *******, it **** **** **** regulators *** ****** ******* an *** ** ** and **** ******* ********* could ***** * **** significant ********.

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