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China stocks plummet as trading resumes amid growing Wuhan virus outbreak

  • Deaths reach 361 from Wuhan virus, as China authorities fail to avert panic stock selling
  • Tencent, Alibaba, Xiaomi post strong gains in Hong Kong 
Topic |   Stocks Blog
This photo taken on January 30, 2020 shows an official in a protective suit checking on an elderly man wearing a face mask who collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. Photo: AFP
INTRODUCTION

It was grim in mainland markets.

Catch up below on the first trading day on the mainland after the extended Lunar New Year holiday, as Chinese authorities were unable to calm jittery investors.

Hong Kong saw bargain hunting that drove up Tencent and Alibaba, among others.

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--Zhang Shidong in Shanghai and Deb Price in Hong Kong

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