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China Stock Rout Spreads Amid Fears of Foreign Investor Exodus

  • Investors rush to havens as China stock selloff deepens
  • Hang Seng Tech Index has lost about 17% in three days
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WATCH: Beijing’s sweeping crackdowns of its technology and education sectors has unleashed shockwaves across global markets. (Source: Bloomberg)
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A deepening selloff in Chinese stocks spread to the bond and currency markets on Tuesday as unverified rumors swirled that U.S. funds are offloading China and Hong Kong assets.

The speculation, which included talk that the U.S. may restrict investments in China and Hong Kong, triggered a late afternoon bout of selling by traders in Asia who had already been dumping stocks in the crosshairs of Beijing’s sweeping regulatory crackdowns. The Hang Seng Tech Index plunged as much as 10% in Hong Kong, the yuan slid to its weakest since April against the dollar and Chinese bonds sank.