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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Chinese Companies Listed on Major U.S. Stock Exchanges, May 5, 2021

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, and to provide recommendations, where appropriate, to Congress for legislative and administrative action.
May 5, 2021

This table includes Chinese companies listed on the NASDAQ, New York Stock Exchange, and NYSE American, the three largest U.S. exchanges. As of May 5, 2021, there were 248 Chinese companies listed on these U.S. exchanges with a total market capitalization of $2.1 trillion. On October 2, 2020, when this table was last updated, there were 217 companies with a total market capitalization of $2.2 trillion. In the list below, newly added companies are marked with a section symbol (§) next to the stock symbol. Companies are arranged by the size of their market cap. There are eight national-level Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) listed on the three major U.S. exchanges. In the list below, SOEs are marked with an asterisk (*) next to the stock symbol.

Since this table was last updated in October 2020, 17 Chinese companies have delisted. Two companies currently trade over the counter: Kingold Jewelry (KGJI, $3 million market cap) and state-owned Guangshen Railway (GSHHY, $2,256 million market cap). The 17 delisted companies also include four companies targeted by the Executive Order 13959 (“Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments That Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies”), which prohibited investment in Communist Chinese Military Companies. These are: China Unicom, China Telecom, China Mobile, and CNOOC Limited. In addition, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) stopped trading over the counter as a result of the order. The remaining U.S.-listed company subject to the order is Luokung Technology Corp. (see listing 101). Luokung’s delisting by NASDAQ was postponed following a preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 5, 2021.

This list of Chinese companies was compiled using information from the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, commercial investment databases, and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). NASDAQ information is current as of February 25, 2019; NASDAQ no longer publicly provides a centralized listing identifying foreign-headquartered companies.

For the purposes of this table, a company is considered “Chinese” if: (1) it has been identified as being from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the relevant stock exchange; (2) it lists a PRC address as its principal executive office in filings with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; or (3) it has a majority of operations in the PRC, including companies structured offshore but whose value is ultimately tied through a relationship in the PRC. Of the Chinese companies that list on the U.S. stock exchanges using offshore corporate entities, some are not transparent regarding the primary nationality or location of their headquarters, parent company or executive offices. In other words, some companies which rely on offshore registration may hide or not identify their primary Chinese corporate domicile in their listing information. This complicates tracing, making it difficult to guarantee that this list captures all Chinese companies registered offshore. Companies domiciled exclusively in Hong Kong also are not included on this list. If information on the company’s IPO year, IPO value, or underwriters is not available, the field is marked “n/a.”

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