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Chinese equities surge as Beijing renews regulatory support



Chinese stock markets experienced a notable rebound on Wednesday, with the Shanghai Composite rising by 2.14% and the Shenzhen Component rallying by 2.48%, reversing losses from the previous session.

Market sentiment improved after authorities clarified new delisting rules, relieving concerns among investors.

This clarification particularly boosted Chinese small-cap stocks, following reassurances from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) regarding potential delistings of financially weak firms.

The broader CSI 2000 Index surged by 6.7% after the CSRC clarified that the new rules primarily target “zombie” listed companies rather than small-cap stocks overall.

Furthermore, the regulator assured that the stricter rules would not immediately impact the broader market. This led to the largest rebound in over two months and nearly offset previous losses in the small-cap category.

High-growth technology and consumer stocks led the market’s advance, with notable gains from companies such as Foxconn Industrial, Dawning Information, ZTE Corp, Seres Group, and Chengdu Hi-Tech.

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