Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index has lost less than 4 per cent since early June, although it has held firm above the key psychologically important level of 25,000.Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong protests fail to slow city’s role as foreign investment gateway to China, government data shows

  • China received US$62.9 billion in foreign direct investment via Hong Kong in the first eight months of 2019, accounting for 70 per cent of total inflows
  • China’s state media named George Soros as one speculator who had bet on a Hong Kong market crash due to the anti-government protests that have lasted 100 days
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index has lost less than 4 per cent since early June, although it has held firm above the key psychologically important level of 25,000.Photo: Bloomberg
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.

Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.