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Xi Jinping's shooting STAR in Shanghai

Arrival of new board for tech stocks has yet to prove a real game-changer

| China

From a distance, Shanghai's STAR Market for technology stocks, whose creation was announced a year ago by Chinese President Xi Jinping, shines brightly.

Prices for the 25 stocks that the market launched with in July are up 77% on average. And the number of stocks listed on what is formally the Science and Technology Innovation Board has more than doubled.

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