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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF OVERSEA CHINESE FUND LIMITED
PARTNERSHIP, WEIZHEN TANG AND ASSOCIATES INC.,
WEIZHEN TANG CORP. and WEIZHEN TANG

EXTENSION OF TEMPORARY ORDER
(Subsections 127(7) and (8))



    WHEREAS on March 17, 2009, pursuant to subsections 127(1) and (5) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”), the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) made the following temporary orders (the “Temporary Order”) against Oversea Chinese Fund Limited Partnership (“Oversea”), Weizhen Tang and Associates Inc. (“Associates”), Weizhen Tang Corp. (“Corp.”) and Weizhen Tang (collectively the “Respondents”):

  1. that all trading in securities of Oversea, Associates and Corp. shall cease;
  2. that all trading by the Respondents shall cease; and
  3. that the exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to the Respondents.

    AND WHEREAS on March 17, 2009, pursuant to subsection 127(6) of the Act, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order shall expire on the 15th day after its making unless extended by order of the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS on March 18, 2009, the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing to consider, among other things, the extension of the Temporary Order, to be held on April 1, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.;

    AND WHEREAS the Notice of Hearing sets out that the hearing is to consider, inter alia, whether, in the opinion of the Commission, it is in the public interest, pursuant to subsections 127(7) and (8) of the Act, to extend the Temporary Order until such further time as considered necessary by the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS prior to the April 1, 2009 hearing date, Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) served the Respondents with copies of the Temporary Order, Notice of Hearing, and Staff’s supporting materials;

    AND WHEREAS on April 1, 2009, counsel for the Respondents advised the Commission that the Respondents did not oppose the extension of the Temporary Order;

    AND WHEREAS on April 1, 2009, the Commission considered the evidence and submissions before it and the Commission was of the opinion that it was in the public interest to extend the Temporary Order until September 10, 2009;

    AND WHEREAS on April 1, 2009, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended, pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act, to September 10, 2009 and the hearing be adjourned to September 9, 2009;

    AND WHEREAS on September 8, 2009, the Commission ordered, on consent, that the Temporary Order be extended until September 26, 2009 and the hearing be adjourned until September 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. as counsel for the Respondents requested that the hearing be adjourned as he required more time to file materials for the hearing;

    AND WHEREAS on September 24, 2009, the Commission ordered, on consent, that the Temporary Order be extended until October 23, 2009 and the hearing be adjourned until October 22, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on October 22, 2009, the Commission ordered, on consent, that the Temporary Order be extended until November 16, 2009 and the hearing be adjourned until November 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on November 13, 2009, the Respondents brought a motion before the Commission to have the Temporary Order varied to allow Weizhen Tang to trade (the “Tang Motion”) and Staff opposed this motion;

    AND WHEREAS on November 13, 2009, Staff sought an extension of the Temporary Order until after the conclusion of the charges before the Ontario Court of Justice against Oversea, Associates and Weizhen Tang;

    AND WHEREAS on November 13, 2009, the Commission considered the materials filed by the parties, the evidence given by Weizhen Tang, and the submissions of counsel for Staff and counsel for the Respondents;

    AND WHEREAS on November 13, 2009, the Commission was of the opinion that, pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act, satisfactory information had not been provided to the Commission by any of the Respondents; it was in the public interest to order that the Tang Motion be denied; the Temporary Order be extended until June 30, 2010; and the hearing be adjourned to June 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on June 29, 2010, Staff sought an extension of the Temporary Order until after the conclusion of the charges before the Ontario Court of Justice against Oversea, Associates and Weizhen Tang;

    AND WHEREAS on June 29, 2010, the Respondents and Staff filed materials, including the Affidavit of Jeff Thomson, sworn on June 23, 2010;

    AND WHEREAS on June 29, 2010, the Commission considered the materials filed by the parties, the submissions of counsel for Staff and counsel for the Respondents, and the submissions of Weizhen Tang;

    AND WHEREAS on June 29, 2010, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until March 31, 2011, and the hearing be adjourned to March 30, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on March 30, 2011, no one appeared on behalf of the Respondents despite being given notice of this appearance;

    AND WHEREAS on March 30, 2011, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order was extended until May 17, 2011 and the hearing was adjourned to May 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on May 16, 2011, Staff made submissions and sought an extension of the Temporary Order and the Respondent Weizhen Tang appeared on behalf of all Respondents and made submissions opposing the extension of the Temporary Order;

    AND WHEREAS on May 16, 2011, pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act, satisfactory information had not been provided to the Commission by any of the Respondents;

    AND WHEREAS on May 16, 2011, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until November 1, 2011 and the hearing be adjourned to October 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, Staff appeared before the Commission seeking an extension of the Temporary Order;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, Weizhen Tang appeared on behalf of all Respondents opposing the extension of the Temporary Order;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, Staff and the Respondents filed materials and made submissions before the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, the Commission considered the materials filed by the parties, the submissions of counsel for Staff and the submissions of Weizhen Tang;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act, satisfactory information has not been provided by any of the Respondents;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, the Commission advised Weizhen Tang that the Respondents could bring a motion under section 144 of the Act to vary the Temporary Order prior to the next hearing date;

    AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2011, the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this order;

    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Temporary Order is extended until September 24, 2012; and

    IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the hearing in this matter is adjourned to September 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

    DATED at Toronto this 31st day of October, 2011.

 

" Mary G. Condon "
Mary G. Condon