Zhu meets red-chip chiefs
Vice-Premier Zhu Rongji is understood to have met the chiefs of red-chip companies in Hong Kong yesterday at the Xinhua news agency's office.
Sources said most of the chairmen who attended the meeting were from firms where share prices had recently experienced wild swings.
The topic of discussions at the meeting has not been disclosed although it is understood that Mr Zhu talked about recent price fluctuations and the asset injection guidelines for red chips issued by the State Council in June.
One source said Mr Zhu talked about how to fully utilise Hong Kong and the mainland's stock markets as fund-raising channels for state-owned enterprises.