Investing in China just got easier

A historic tie-up between Hong Kong and Shanghai allows retail investors direct access to Chinese stocks ... But should you buy them?

Summary: Today marks the first day of trading for the Shanghai-Hong Kong stock connect – a program that allows retail investors abroad direct access to Chinese stocks. The reasons to buy Chinese shares are numerous, given the country’s leading position in several industries, its burgeoning global economic output, and its property market falling out of favour. But there are reasons to be cautious too.

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