A stock investor rests at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday. Chineses shares fell after US markets fell in overnight trading. Photo: Simon Song

Shanghai benchmark retreats to five-month low as US and China up the ante in trade war

  • Mainland equities fall after Beijing halts purchases of American agricultural goods and Washington labels China as a currency manipulator
  • Hong Kong stocks trim losses after key Beijing officials say city’s government ‘completely capable’ of protecting law and order
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A stock investor rests at a brokerage house in Beijing on Tuesday. Chineses shares fell after US markets fell in overnight trading. Photo: Simon Song
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