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SEC Chief Warns ‘Clock Is Ticking’ on Delisting Chinese Stocks

  • Gensler signals companies could be ejected as soon as 2024
  • In interview, he pledges to strictly enforce U.S. audit rules
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WATCH: The SEC will demand that the more than 250 Chinese companies trading in U.S. markets better inform investors about risks. Ben Bain reports.(Source: Bloomberg)

Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler has a warning for hundreds of Chinese companies that have raised billions of dollars in U.S. markets: Submit to more scrutiny soon or get kicked out. 

In a Tuesday interview, he pledged to strictly enforce a three-year deadline that requires Chinese firms to permit inspections of their financial audits. If businesses refuse, their shares could be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq as soon as 2024.