The US-China trade war is expected to determine how markets in Hong Kong and mainland China kick off the week once again, before mainland markets go on holiday between October 1-7. Overnight, Nasdaq was cracking down on initial public offerings by small Chinese companies by tightening restrictions and slowing down their approval, according to regulatory filings, corporate executives and investment bankers, amid calls to de-list Chinese companies. Additionally, Hong Kong will be braced for any fallout from one of the more violent days of clashes between protesters and police, as the city’s anti-government protests enter their fourth month. Join us, Xie Yu and Azar Zaidi in Hong Kong, as we track the day’s developments in the special administrative region and mainland Chinese markets. If you would like to receive the Stocks Blog each trading day via email, shoot a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to the list.