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China Said to Mull Shenzhen-Hong Kong Link Approval Before July

  • Final approval by Chinese regulators may include a start date
  • Link would be second connection after Shanghai-Hong Kong

Chinese officials may announce the approval of the anticipated stock-trading connection between Shenzhen and Hong Kong exchanges in the next two months, according to people familiar with the matter.

Official approval and a starting date for the connect, which would be the second link between the mainland and the city, may be unveiled before July, said the people, possibly to coincide with one of several events taking place in the coming months. One such event is the May visit to Hong Kong of Zhang Dejiang, a member of the 7-person politburo standing committee, according to the people.