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U.S. listed Chinese stocks rise as China eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

By Steve Gelsi

Travel restrictions for foreigners will end on Jan. 8 in a potential lift to Chinese businesses listed in the U.S.

Shares of some U.S.-listed Chinese companies advanced on Tuesday on optimism that easing of the country's COVID-19 travel restrictions on foreigners would deliver a business boost.

China's National Health Commission said as of Jan. 8, it will drop the COVID-19 quarantine requirement for passengers arriving from abroad.

Chin has kept foreigners locked out, and its citizens locked in, for more than 2 1/2 years.

See: China turns a corner on COVID as it lifts quarantines for foreigners

Among American-listed stocks of China businesses, Alibababa Group Holdings Ltd. (9988.HK) rose 3.5%, while Baidu Inc. (BIDU) moved up by 2.9%.

Pinduoduo Inc. (PDD) rose by 3%, Inc. (JD) rose 2.5% and NetEase Inc. (NTES) moved up by 1.8%.

Yum China Holdings Inc. (YUMC) advanced by nearly 2%, while Group (TCOM) rose by 2.1% and KE Holdings Inc. (BEKE) moved higher by 3.1%.

Shares of NIO Inc. (NIO) fell 8%, however, after the company warned of a cut in fourth-quarter deliveries due to COVID-related production challenges and continued supply chain constraints. Rivals Li Auto Inc. (LI) shed 3% and XPeng Inc. (XPEV) moved lower by nearly 4%.

-Steve Gelsi


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12-27-22 1126ET

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