Chinese Premier1 Li Keqiang has pledged to provide a warm environment to boost "moderate" development of private banks during a visit to Webank, the country's first Internet-based banking2 service, headquartered in Shenzhen.
Premier Li Keqiang visits Webank, China's first Internet-based banking service, in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Jan 4.
During the visit, Premier Li officiated the final approval of the banks' first loan, a credit of 35 thousand yuan to a local truck driver. He says that the issuance of the first loan marked a significant step forward in China's financial reform. "I'm happy to see that the Internet's financial format3 is gradually taking shape. I could say that it signals a significant step in China's Internet finance and China's financial reforms at large." The head of Webank says the new service aims at better serving the public. "The reason why we call our service 'Webank' is because we concentrate on serving the general public and minor4 enterprises. We hope to operate a netpletely different bank, an internet platform with banking license5. We hope to link our clients with the financial institutions available. We don't want to benete rival of those institutions. We want to help them serve the general public better instead." With registered capital of 3 billion yuan, Webank's largest stakeholder is Tencent Holdings Ltd, with 30 percent of the total shares. Other major shareholders6 include Shenzhen Baiyeyuan Investment Co and Shenzhen Liye Group, each of which holds a 20 percent share.
1 premier adj.首要的;n.总理,首相 参考例句:
The Irish Premier is paying an official visit to Britain.爱尔兰总理正在对英国进行正式访问。
He requested that the premier grant him an internview.他要求那位总理接见他一次。
2 banking n.银行业,银行学,金融业 参考例句:
John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
3 format n.设计,版式;[计算机]格式,DOS命令:格式化(磁盘),用于空盘或使用过的磁盘建立新空盘来存储数据;v.使格式化,设计,安排 参考例句:
Please format this floppy disc.请将这张软盘格式化。
The format of the figure is very tasteful.该图表的格式很雅致。
4 minor adj.较小(少)的,较次要的;n.辅修学科;vi.辅修 参考例句:
The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.年轻的男演员在这出新戏里被分派担任一个小角色。
I gave him a minor share of my wealth.我把小部分财产给了他。
5 license n.执照,许可证,特许;v.许可,特许 参考例句:
The foreign guest has a license on the person.这个外国客人随身携带执照。
The driver was arrested for having false license plates on his car.司机由于使用假车牌而被捕。
6 shareholders n.股东( shareholder的名词复数 ) 参考例句:
The meeting was attended by 90% of shareholders. 90%的股东出席了会议。
the netpany's fiduciary duty to its shareholders 公司对股东负有的受托责任