Stock prices are shown on an electronic board at a securities brokerage house in Beijing on June 13, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE

China, Hong Kong shares surge on news of Trump and Xi’s agreement to talk trade at G20

  • Trade talk derailment last month led to steep fall in Chinese, Hong Kong markets
  • Information technology, electronics and telecommunication stocks shoot up
Topic |   China stock market

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Stock prices are shown on an electronic board at a securities brokerage house in Beijing on June 13, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump could discuss their trade impasse in a dinner meeting at G20. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping confirm G20 meeting and restarting of US-China trade war talks

  • Trump tweets that he and Xi will meet at the G20 summit, while Xi is quoted as saying he will meet Trump to ‘exchange opinions’ on Sino-US relations
  • Measured remarks from Beijing suggest efforts to protect Xi “from being seen as too eager to reach a truce”, says a former US trade official
Topic |   Donald Trump

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President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump could discuss their trade impasse in a dinner meeting at G20. Photo: AFP
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