China to Add Cryptocurrency Mining to ‘Negative List for Market Access’ Making the Industry Off-Limits to Investors

China to Add Cryptocurrency Mining to ‘Negative List for Market Access’ Making the Industry Off-Limits to Investors


China has proposed adding cryptocurrency mining to the country’s latest “Negative List for Market Access.” This will make cryptocurrency mining an industry that is off-limits to investors, another move by the Chinese government to clamp down on crypto-related activities.

China’s Negative List of Industries to Include Cryptocurrency Mining

Cryptocurrency mining has been added to the 2021 draft “Negative List for Market Access,” according to an announcement on Friday by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, the state planner. The list was jointly released by the Commission and the Ministry of Commerce.

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The State Council explained:

The negative list for market access outlines sectors, fields, and businesses off-limits for investors. Industries, fields, and businesses not on the list are open for investment to all market players.

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