Corporate governance principles

Policy Dialogue on Corporate Governance, Shanghai China 25-26 February 2004


The OECD and the Shanghai Stock Exchange convened a high level meeting to exchange experience on corporate governance. The meeting took place on February 25-26 in Shanghai, China. Participants at the Shanghai Policy Dialogue meeting included senior representatives from relevant Chinese authorities, the China Securities Regulatory Commission, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, the Development Research Centre and the State Asset Supervision and Administration Commission.  Participants also included their counterparts from eight OECD member countries and three non-member countries, Malaysia, Russian Federation and Singapore, as well as international business leaders and legal experts. 

This policy dialogue was hosted by the Shanghai Stock Exchange and co-organised by the Enterprise Research Institute (ERI) of the Development Research Centre (DRC).


re information on the Policy Dialogue with China


Agenda English  / Chinese

Opening Session

Opening Remarks  by Mr. Richard Hecklinger, Deputy Secretary General, OECD

Session 1 - Overview of Recent Developments in China and Related OECD Works

  • Presentation Chinese  and Paper Chinese  Main findings of the First Annual Report on Corporate Governance in China: Progess and Remaining Challenges, Mr. Hu Ruyin, Director, Research Center, Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • English  / Chinese  New Initiative in State Assets Management Mr. Shao Ning, Deputy Director, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, China 
  • On-Going Review of the OECD Principles on Corporate Governance Mr. Grant Kirkpatrick, Principal Administrator, Corporate Affairs Division, OECD

Session 2 - Ownership transfer in an efficient and fair manner

Session 3 - The State as a Shareholder

Session 4 - The Role and Responsibilities of the Board

Session 5 - Board Committees

Session 6 - Boards of State Owned Enterprises

Session 7 - Regulatory Enforcement

  • The UK Experience , Mr. Daniel Thornton, Enforcement Division, Financial Services Authority, UK
  • The Asian Experience , Ms. Seow Siew Mei, Head of the Legal Advisory, Malaysian Securities Commission, Malaysia

Session 8 - Shareholder Initiated Enforcement (Class action suits)



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