By the end of 2006, there were 1325 Chinese A share and 108 B share rms listed on the
SHSE and SZSE. Among them, 86 companies had issued both A shares and B shares.
Meanwhile, of 143 H share rms listed on the Hong Kong exchange, 32 have also issued A
shares. Under Chinese regulation, A and B shares, or A and H shares, issued by the same
company, are legally identical, allowing their holders equal voting and ownership rights.
However, for the facts that RMB is non-convertible and the H market being restricted to
international investors only, the A, B and H markets are in...