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US-China tensions

U.S. audits ease delisting threats over Chinese stocks

Regulators demands regular checks; analysts say risks remain

A Chinese flag waves over a banner for Alibaba at the New York Stock Exchange on Sept. 19, 2014, ahead of the start of trading in Alibaba stock. (File photo by AP) 

HONG KONG -- The announcement by U.S. regulators that they were allowed to inspect Chinese corporate accounts removes an immediate threat to some Chinese companies' American stock market listings but does not take longer-term risks off the table, analysts said on Friday.

The U.S., which has long sought the right to audit Chinese companies listed on New York exchanges, sent a 30-strong team from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to Hong Kong in recent months to look at a sample of Chinese company audits.

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