China’s restrictions on foreign investment have made it difficult to access China A-shares—stocks that trade on mainland exchanges. These hurdles have been a key reason for FTSE Russell’s exclusion of these stocks from its global benchmarks.

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But a loosening of the rules on foreign investment, combined with China’s improved regulatory structures, has led FTSE Russell to lay the groundwork for inclusion of A-shares on its global benchmarks.

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