Li Qiang, left, Shanghai Communist Party boss, and Yi Huiman, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, bang the gong to open trading on the Star Market at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Photo: Shanghai Stock Exchange
A Chinese investor uses a mobile phone to check a rare earths company's stock price at a securities brokerage house in Beijing in June. EPA-EFE
Today is a big day in Chinese markets. The new Star technology board begins trading. Photo: Daniel Ren
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— Yujing Liu and Deb Price in Hong Kong