Hong Kong lawmaker Johnny Ng said he hopes there will be discussions exploring the possibility of connecting virtual asset platforms in Hong Kong with digital asset exchanges in Shanghai.
The two already have a financial asset link in the form of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect program, which allows qualified investors in mainland China to access eligible shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and vice versa.
Hong Kong has made it clear that it wants to reclaim its title as a crypto hub, rolling out a new licensing regime that gives crypto exchanges a pathway to operate in a regulated manner. OSL and HashKey have obtained licenses under the new regime. China, for its part, has instituted a number of bans on crypto-related activity, though traders based in China continue to be active.
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