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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

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 (“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 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.;

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 Tang to trade (the “Tang Motion”) and Staff of the Commission (“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 Tang;

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, 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, 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 Tang appeared on behalf of all Respondents and made submissions opposing the extension of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS on May 16, 2011, the Commission concluded pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act that satisfactory information had not been provided to the Commission by any of the Respondents and 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, the Commission concluded pursuant to subsection 127(8) of the Act that satisfactory information was not provided by any of the Respondents, the Commission advised 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 ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to September 24, 2012 and that the hearing be adjourned to September 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.;

AND WHEREAS on September 21, 2012, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to January 21, 2013 and that the hearing be adjourned to January 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.;

AND WHEREAS on January 18, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until February 4, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to February 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.;

AND WHEREAS on February 1, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until February 6, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to February 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.;

AND WHEREAS on February 5, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until August 1, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to July 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on July 31, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until August 23, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to August 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on August 21, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until October 2, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to September 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on September 30, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until November 25, 2013 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on October 3, 2013, Tang was personally served with the Order of September 30, 2013;

AND WHEREAS on November 21, 2013, Staff appeared before the Commission to request an extension of the Temporary Order and Hong Xiao appeared to speak on behalf of her husband, Tang;

AND WHEREAS  On November 21, 2013, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended until January 23, 2014 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to January 21, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on January 21, 2014, Counsel for Staff attended the hearing and filed the Affidavit of Service of Tia Faerber, sworn January 17, 2014 as Exhibit “1” to the proceedings, demonstrating service of the Commission’s Order dated November 21, 2013 on Tang;

AND WHEREAS Tang did not attend the hearing nor was he represented by counsel;

AND WHEREAS Tang's wife, Hong Xiao, attended the hearing to speak on behalf of her husband, Tang;

AND WHEREAS on January 21, 2014, Counsel for Staff requested an extension of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS on January 21, 2014, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to February 25, 2014 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to February 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;   

AND WHEREAS in advance of the hearing on February 24, 2014, Staff filed the Affidavit of Service of Tia Faerber, sworn February 18, 2014 demonstrating service of the Commission’s Order dated January 21, 2014 on Tang;

AND WHEREAS on February 24, 2014, Counsel for Staff attended the hearing to request an extension of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS Tang did not attend the hearing nor was he represented by counsel;

AND WHEREAS Tang's wife, Hong Xiao, attended the hearing to speak on behalf of her husband, Tang;

AND WHEREAS on February 24, 2014, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to October 30, 2014 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to October 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act;

AND WHEREAS on February 26, 2014, Tang was personally served with the Order of February 24, 2014;

AND WHEREAS on October 27, 2014, Counsel for Staff appeared before the Commission to request an extention of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS Tang did not attend the hearing nor was he represented by counsel;

AND WHEREAS on October 27, 2014, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to April 30, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to April 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act.

AND WHEREAS on November 10, 2014, Tang was personally served with the Order of October 28, 2014;

AND WHEREAS on April 27, 2015, Counsel for Staff appeared before the Commission to request an extension of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS Tang did not attend the hearing nor was he represented by counsel;

AND WHEREAS on April 27, 2015, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order be extended to September 18, 2015 and the hearing of this matter be adjourned to September 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., without prejudice to the Respondents to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act.

AND WHEREAS on June 3, 2015, Tang was personally served with the Order of April 27, 2015.

AND WHEREAS on September 14, 2015, Counsel for Staff appeared before the Commission to request an extension of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS Tang attended the hearing and made submissions;

AND WHEREAS the Commission ordered that the parties return on Friday, September 18, 2015 to make submissions regarding the extension requested by Staff of the Temporary Order;

AND WHEREAS on September 16, 2015, Tang was served by email with the Order of September 14, 2015;

AND WHEREAS on September 18, 2015, Counsel for Staff appeared before the Commission and made submissions;

AND WHEREAS Tang attended the hearing and made submissions;

AND WHEREAS having reviewed the materials filed by Tang and by counsel for Staff and heard the submissions, the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this Order;

IT IS ORDERED THAT the Temporary Order against Oversea Chinese Fund Limited Partnership, Weizhen Tang and Associates Inc., and Weizhen Tang Corp., is hereby lifted.

IT IS ORDERED THAT the Temporary Order against Weizhen Tang, in his personal capacity, is extended until the conclusion of the proceeding brought by Staff against Tang under sub-sections 127(1) and (10) of the Securities Act , without prejudice to the Respondent’s right to bring an application to vary the Temporary Order pursuant to section 144 of the Act.

DATED  at Toronto, this 18th day of September, 2015.

 



" Christopher Portner "
Christopher Portner