Brief Introduction

About SSE

Global ranking
SSE is one of the largest exchanges in the world.

As a comprehensive, open and service-oriented exchange with a complete market structure, SSE provides products of stocks, bonds, funds and derivatives.

SSE aims at developing into a world-class exchange, which can effectively serve the nation’s reform and development initiatives, efficiently allocate domestic and international resources, and increase the global influence of China’s capital markets.

Market Characteristics

The SSE equity market is the Main Board Market of China which is also widely regarded as the Blue-chip Market of China. It has attracted a number of industry giants with high growth rate, stable performance and solid profitability. With more than 20 years’ development, the SSE's multi-tiered blue chip equity market now includes 3 tiers, namely SSE 50, SSE 180, and SSE 380 as shown in the following graph.

Multi-tiered Blue-chip Equity Market

Note: as of the end of 2016

In 2002, CSRC published the Code of Corporate Governance for Listed Companies, which set explicit requirements for corporate governance. The Code mainly builds upon OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. Currently, CSRC is amending the Code.

Corporate Governance Structure in SSE 

Note: the Principles of Corporate Governance (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), 1998 and 2004)

Currently, SSE Market Surveillance Department is exercising intense monitoring on the following three aspects:


The flowchart on SSE Market Surveillance Department’s supervision of unusual trading activities is displayed as below:

Recent years have witnessed significant improvement of liquidity in Shanghai stock market, demonstrated by a large trading volume and a low ask-bid spread.


SSE has established a world-class system with advanced technology, comprehensive functionality, high efficiency, and sound security.

The technical system mainly includes three parts: trading, market data, and communication.