The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a lawsuit against two Chinese executives from Puda Coal, accusing them of shifting its main asset to a third-party company and then selling a stake to CITIC Trust. Ming Zhao and Liping Zhu, chairman and CEO respectively, didn’t disclose their actions and went on to raise $115 million from investors after listing the company in the US.
The lawsuit is the first to be filed as part of an SEC investigation of accounting irregularities at overseas companies listed in the US, particularly Chinese firms that completed reverse takeovers (RTOs)....
The government of Shenzhen, China has launched a VC fund with an initial corpus of RMB500 million ($79 million) to invest in blockchain start-ups in the city.
Sequoia Capital China and Serica Partners have co-led an $11 million Series A round for US-based molecular diagnostics start-up NuProbe.
Shenzhen Capital has joined a $30 million Series C round for US-based 3D printing company Formlabs that will support an expansion effort in China and Asia.