China, the world’s second largest breeding ground for unicorns, will likely see another wave of tech initial public offerings (IPOs) despite slowing economic growth and ongoing tensions with the US.

“We believe tech IPOs will be the next big wave, as Chinese unicorns mature,” said Vincent Chan, head of China equity strategy at Credit Suisse, at the Emerging Companies Conference in Beijing on Monday.

The wave is pushed in part by the Hong Kong exchange’s efforts last year to reform its listing rules to allow weighted-voting-rights as well as the soon-to-be-launched Shanghai tech board. Chan noted there is strong investor appetite for high-growth, new-economy companies such as those in technology, internet, and biotech.

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Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.