Hong Kong, China stocks gain, as China trade data shows less-than-expected decline in exports

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A worker at the Yangluo Port in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province on April 12, 2020. Wuhan lifted outbound travel restrictions from April 8 after almost 11 weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. The cargoes piled up at ports have also been shipping away since the water ports in Wuhan resumed operation. Photo: Xinhua

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Hong Kong and China markets advanced on better-than-expected earnings. Catch up on the day's action below!

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