SAFEA training program for Chinese financial regulators and government officials sponsored by VISA

Delegates pose for a photo before their meeting with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.

14 Chinese financial regulators and government officials, representing the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC),  the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Ministry of Finance, State Administration of Foreign Exchange, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Municipal Bureau of Financial Work, various departments within the State Council, and State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA)  participated in a three-week training program sponsored by Visa Inc and developed in partnership with

Financial and Regulatory systems, this program included a week-long training at Stanford and professional meetings in San Francisco, Sacramento and Washington DC. At Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, delegates took courses that focused on credit and liquidity, financial markets and risk, disruptive technologies and innovation, and electronic payments, which prepared them for meetings in San Francisco with FinTech companies like Visa, Lending Club, Plug and Play and Ripple Labs. In addition, meetings with the San Francisco Office of the Treasurer, the California State Controller’s Office and the U.S. Department of Treasury gave the delegates an opportunity to learn about managing finances at the city, state and federal levels. In their final week in Washington DC, the delegation met with their American counterparts in financial regulatory organizations such as the FDIC, FINRA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Reserve, as well as with the World Bank and the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

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Project summary

SAFEA training program for Chinese financial regulators and government officials sponsored by VISA | September 2017
Number of Visitors: 14
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: China
Impact Areas: Business and Trade
Partners: Private Sector, Public Sector