Zhang Shidong

Zhang Shidong is based in Shanghai and reports on business for the Post. He joined the team in 2017, following stints covering China's stock market news for Bloomberg and at a local newspaper in Shanghai.
Zhang Shidong
Zhang Shidong is based in Shanghai and reports on business for the Post. He joined the team in 2017, following stints covering China's stock market news for Bloomberg and at a local newspaper in Shanghai.

Latest from Zhang Shidong

Chinese equity investors, unsure of a sustainable bull run, place wagers on defensive plays

The resilience of consumer stocks, the best-performing sector on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, has called into question the sustainability of the gains in the benchmark so far this year.

16 May 2019 - 8:22PM

The resilience of consumer stocks, the best-performing sector on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, has called into question the sustainability of the gains in the benchmark so far this year.

Chinese equity investors, unsure of a sustainable bull run, place wagers on defensive plays
Asia’s equity markets extend global sell-off, taking the cue from US$1 trillion overnight wipeout as trade war escalates

Hong Kong closes down 1.5 per cent after returning from a holiday.

15 May 2019 - 10:36AM

Hong Kong closes down 1.5 per cent after returning from a holiday.

Asia’s equity markets extend global sell-off, taking the cue from US$1 trillion   overnight wipeout as trade war escalates
Global index compiler MSCI begins process to double the weighting of Chinese stocks in benchmark stock gauges

Chinese stocks’ representation in MSCI’s indices will double in the first part of a three-step process.

14 May 2019 - 10:45PM

Chinese stocks’ representation in MSCI’s indices will double in the first part of a three-step process.

Global index compiler MSCI begins process to double the weighting of Chinese stocks in benchmark stock gauges
Stocks Blog: China benchmarks drop amid US-China trade war concerns

The markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen reported losses in early afternoon trading amid thin turnover, as concerns about the US-China trade war continued to dominate sentiment.

13 May 2019 - 5:07PM

The markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen reported losses in early afternoon trading amid thin turnover, as concerns about the US-China trade war continued to dominate sentiment.

Stocks Blog: China benchmarks drop amid US-China trade war concerns
China stocks rise most in six weeks as traders hold on to hopes of trade deal after Trump softens hawkish tone

US President Donald Trump tells reporters that a deal was still “possible” and had received a “beautiful letter” from his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

10 May 2019 - 6:35PM

US President Donald Trump tells reporters that a deal was still “possible” and had received a “beautiful letter” from his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

China stocks rise most in six weeks as traders hold on to hopes of trade deal after Trump softens hawkish tone
Stocks Blog: China stocks hit six-week high amid hopes of trade deal

Talks between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US officials, including Robert Lighthizer, the country’s top negotiator, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, will resume on Friday morning.

10 May 2019 - 5:12PM

Talks between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He and US officials, including Robert Lighthizer, the country’s top negotiator, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, will resume on Friday morning.

Stocks Blog:  China stocks hit six-week high amid hopes of trade deal
Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks slide lower as credit data, trade war dim growth outlook

Shanghai Composite Index slides 1.5 per cent to 2,850.95, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index hit for a 2.4 per cent loss to close at 28,311.07

9 May 2019 - 10:18PM

Shanghai Composite Index slides 1.5 per cent to 2,850.95, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index hit for a 2.4 per cent loss to close at 28,311.07

Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks slide lower as credit data, trade war dim growth outlook
Stocks Blog: Chinese stocks fall to 11-week low as credit data weighs

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index dropped 2.4 per cent to 28,311.07 at the close on Thursday, its lowest close since March 8. 

9 May 2019 - 4:45PM

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index dropped 2.4 per cent to 28,311.07 at the close on Thursday, its lowest close since March 8. 

Stocks Blog: Chinese stocks fall to 11-week low as credit data weighs
China’s stocks fall to 10-week low amid trade war fears and data showing slower exports growth

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.1 per cent to 2,893.76, while the Hang Seng Index fell 1.2 per cent to 29,003.20, a six-week low

8 May 2019 - 6:22PM

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 1.1 per cent to 2,893.76, while the Hang Seng Index fell 1.2 per cent to 29,003.20, a six-week low

China’s stocks fall to 10-week low amid trade war fears and data showing slower exports growth
Stock Blog: Trump tweets cost China stocks about US$1 trillion in market cap

Trump’s surprise tweets about raising tariffs on Chinese imports have added fuel to a sell-off in mainland China-traded equities.

8 May 2019 - 4:37PM

Trump’s surprise tweets about raising tariffs on Chinese imports have added fuel to a sell-off in mainland China-traded equities.

Stock Blog: Trump tweets cost China stocks about US$1 trillion in market cap
China’s stocks rebound from rout as investors snatch domestic companies resilient to trade war

Shanghai index is about 5 per cent short of its 200-day moving average, seen by some technical analysts as a dividing line between bull and bear markets.

7 May 2019 - 10:43PM

Shanghai index is about 5 per cent short of its 200-day moving average, seen by some technical analysts as a dividing line between bull and bear markets.

China’s stocks rebound from rout as investors snatch domestic companies resilient to trade war
Stocks Blog: Consumer names lead rebound in Chinese stocks from biggest drop in three years

Investors are snapping up consumer stocks, which have limited exposure to overseas sales, amid signs the trade war between China and the US is flaring up again.

7 May 2019 - 5:06PM

Investors are snapping up consumer stocks, which have limited exposure to overseas sales, amid signs the trade war between China and the US is flaring up again.

Stocks Blog: Consumer names lead rebound in Chinese stocks from biggest drop in three years
Stock markets in China and Hong Kong awash in losses as Trump’s surprise tweet rekindles concerns of escalating trade war

Indexes tumbled in China and Hong Kong, after US President Donald Trump pulled a surprise move that rekindled concerns the trade war between the world’s largest economies will escalate just a week before its final resolution.

6 May 2019 - 11:28PM

Indexes tumbled in China and Hong Kong, after US President Donald Trump pulled a surprise move that rekindled concerns the trade war between the world’s largest economies will escalate just a week before its final resolution.

Stock markets in China and Hong Kong awash in losses as Trump’s surprise tweet rekindles concerns of escalating trade war
Hong Kong traded shares in Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Gold-Finance tank after founder put in police custody

China’s efforts to clean up its embattled peer-to-peer lending sector are behind the latest shock wave to affect trading in Hong Kong.

30 Apr 2019 - 10:57PM

China’s efforts to clean up its embattled peer-to-peer lending sector are behind the latest shock wave to affect trading in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong traded shares in Chinese peer-to-peer lending platform Gold-Finance tank after founder put in police custody
Citigroup’s downgrade of Gree, China’s biggest home appliances maker, could cool bull run

China’s world-beating stock rally has hit another snag, after Gree Electric Appliances, the country’s biggest appliance maker, had its rating downgraded by US bank Citigroup.

29 Apr 2019 - 11:00PM

China’s world-beating stock rally has hit another snag, after Gree Electric Appliances, the country’s biggest appliance maker, had its rating downgraded by US bank Citigroup.

Citigroup’s downgrade of Gree, China’s biggest home appliances maker, could cool bull run
Kweichow Moutai, the world’s most valuable liquor maker and Mao Zedong’s favourite tipple, has another milestone in its sights

Kweichou Moutai may soon become the first Chinese listed companies with a share price above 1,000 yuan

26 Apr 2019 - 10:15PM

Kweichou Moutai may soon become the first Chinese listed companies with a share price above 1,000 yuan

Kweichow Moutai, the world’s most valuable liquor maker and Mao Zedong’s favourite tipple, has another milestone in its sights
Here are top stock picks by China’s fund managers in the world’s best-performing market

Chinese fund managers increased their holdings of consumer stocks by 3.5 per cent in the first quarter.

24 Apr 2019 - 10:47PM

Chinese fund managers increased their holdings of consumer stocks by 3.5 per cent in the first quarter.

Here are top stock picks by China’s fund managers in the world’s best-performing market
Chinese stocks’ world-beating rally risks losing momentum as Beijing rolls back stimulus

Politburo meeting stresses on deleveraging and curbing asset bubbles, which investors say points towards a stabilising economy.

23 Apr 2019 - 10:49PM

Politburo meeting stresses on deleveraging and curbing asset bubbles, which investors say points towards a stabilising economy.

Chinese stocks’ world-beating rally risks losing momentum as Beijing rolls back stimulus
China’s stocks fall the most in four weeks on policy headwinds from Politburo meeting

Property developers led the pack of decliners in China, with a gauge of real-estate companies on the Shanghai Composite retreating 3.8 per cent.

22 Apr 2019 - 4:22PM

Property developers led the pack of decliners in China, with a gauge of real-estate companies on the Shanghai Composite retreating 3.8 per cent.

China’s stocks fall the most in four weeks  on policy headwinds from Politburo meeting
Stocks Blog: China stocks fall, with developers leading decliners

Catch up on the action in China's markets today.

22 Apr 2019 - 4:27PM

Catch up on the action in China's markets today.

Stocks Blog:  China stocks fall, with developers leading decliners
China stocks rise to 13-month high, as China Life’s earnings forecast brightens outlook

The Shanghai Composite Index closed 0.6 per cent higher, capping a weekly gain of 2.6 per cent, to close at highest level since March 21, 2018

19 Apr 2019 - 7:33PM

The Shanghai Composite Index closed 0.6 per cent higher, capping a weekly gain of 2.6 per cent, to close at highest level since March 21, 2018

China stocks rise to 13-month high, as China Life’s earnings forecast brightens outlook
Stocks Blog: China Life's big earnings forecast rekindles buying mood in mainland
China’s stock benchmark drops from one-year high as carmakers weigh on sentiment

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.4 per cent to 3,250.20, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down 0.5 per cent to 29,963.26

18 Apr 2019 - 7:29PM

The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.4 per cent to 3,250.20, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down 0.5 per cent to 29,963.26

China’s stock benchmark drops from one-year high as carmakers weigh on sentiment
Stocks Blog: Auto makers drag down Shanghai benchmark from one-year high

Join us each day for live coverage of mainland China and Hong Kong markets. Check back in regularly for updates on what's happening -- and what's ahead -- in these incredibly important markets.

18 Apr 2019 - 5:26PM

Join us each day for live coverage of mainland China and Hong Kong markets. Check back in regularly for updates on what's happening -- and what's ahead -- in these incredibly important markets.

Stocks Blog: Auto makers drag down Shanghai benchmark from one-year high
Shanghai share index rallies to 12-month high following quarterly economic data indicating growth upswing

Shanghai Composite Index gains 0.3 per cent to close at 3,263.12, its highest level since March 22, 2018.

17 Apr 2019 - 6:00PM

Shanghai Composite Index gains 0.3 per cent to close at 3,263.12, its highest level since March 22, 2018.

Shanghai share index rallies to 12-month high following quarterly economic data indicating growth upswing
Stocks Blog: Shanghai rides up to highest level in more than a year

Welcome to our live stocks blog. We cover the action as it unfolds in mainland and Hong Kong markets, and share with you what analysts think is ahead for companies and sectors.

17 Apr 2019 - 5:18PM

Welcome to our live stocks blog. We cover the action as it unfolds in mainland and Hong Kong markets, and share with you what analysts think is ahead for companies and sectors.

Stocks Blog: Shanghai rides up to highest level in more than a year
Shanghai stocks gain ahead of 1st-quarter GDP data, fading concerns over liquidity

The Shanghai Composite Index rose to the highest level in almost 13 months on Tuesday, amid signals an economic recovery is taking shape,

16 Apr 2019 - 6:22PM

The Shanghai Composite Index rose to the highest level in almost 13 months on Tuesday, amid signals an economic recovery is taking shape,

Shanghai stocks gain ahead of 1st-quarter GDP data, fading concerns over liquidity
Stocks Blog: Bulls charge ahead in Shanghai and Hong Kong

Want to learn about mainland and Hong Kong stock markets? Then you are in the right place. We cover these incredibly important markets live, giving you analysis on the action as it unfolds and, through our Crystal Ball feature, thoughts from experts on where sectors and companies are headed.

16 Apr 2019 - 6:11PM

Want to learn about mainland and Hong Kong stock markets? Then you are in the right place. We cover these incredibly important markets live, giving you analysis on the action as it unfolds and, through our Crystal Ball feature, thoughts from experts on where sectors and companies are headed.

Stocks Blog:  Bulls charge ahead in Shanghai and Hong Kong
China stocks lose ground for a third day on concern government to pare policy loosening

The Shanghai Composite Index gave up an intraday gain of as much as 2.1 per cent as investors brushed aside March credit data that exceeded analysts’ estimates

15 Apr 2019 - 5:33PM

The Shanghai Composite Index gave up an intraday gain of as much as 2.1 per cent as investors brushed aside March credit data that exceeded analysts’ estimates

China stocks lose ground for a third day on concern government to pare policy loosening
Stocks Blog: Bears go fishing -- and gobble up early gains in Shanghai, Hong Kong

Want to learn more about mainland China and Hong Kong's stock markets? We offer live markets coverage, explaining what is happening and why. Check us out throughout the day to stay on top of the action.

15 Apr 2019 - 5:14PM

Want to learn more about mainland China and Hong Kong's stock markets? We offer live markets coverage, explaining what is happening and why. Check us out throughout the day to stay on top of the action.

Stocks Blog: Bears go fishing -- and gobble up early gains in Shanghai, Hong Kong