China's securities regulator said it is looking at ways of lowering barriers to domestic companies tapping overseas stock markets for funds.
The measures under consideration will likely include an easing of stringent minimum assets, profit and fund-raising size requirements on overseas-listing candidates.
The aim is to "encourage mainland companies to raise funds on overseas stock markets," the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said.
Since July 1999, the CSRC has required Chinese companies seeking H-share listings in Hong Kong to have minimum net assets of RMB 400 million and to have made RMB 60 million of profit in the most recent financial year.
Chinese issuers are rushing through their overseas fund-raising plans, buoyed by heavy subscriptions for recent international IPOs, while hundreds more companies are queuing up for the scores of domestic-listing opportunities.