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Xi Spurs Frantic Stock Buying With Lifeline for China Market

  • Gauge of Chinese equities in Hong Kong surges most since 2008
  • Top officials vow to ensure stability in coordinated moves
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China Vows Policy Support to Offer Market Stability
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After a brutal 12 months for Chinese equities, Wednesday’s session was looking like a tepid bounce off multi-year lows until the headlines started rolling from Beijing. Then greed quickly replaced the panicked selling of the past few days.

In a brief statement carried by state media, China’s top financial policy body vowed to ensure stability in capital markets, support overseas stock listings, resolve risks around property developers and complete the crackdown on Big Tech “as soon as possible.” Yi Gang, governor of the People’s Bank of China, followed with a statement saying the central bank would help implement the policies, as did the banking watchdog.