Freedom of speech: China suspends UK stock exchange link over politicsChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 2, 2020
China has temporarily blocked planned cross-border listings between the Shanghai and London stock exchanges because of political tensions with the United Kingdom, five sources told Reuters.
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The sources, who include public officials and people working on potential Shanghai-London deals, cited politics as the reason behind the suspension.
Two of them highlighted the UK's stance over the Hong Kong protests and one pointed to remarks over the detention of a now-former staff member at its consulate in Hong Kong.
All five sources have been involved in talks with Chinese officials and spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak about the matter publicly. ■