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Chinese markets have been hit by the "unprecedented” flight of foreign capital after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to the Institute of International Finance.

Foreign cash flees China as investors shun autocracies

Net outflows surge as Ukraine war spooks markets

TAKESHI KIHARA and AKIRA INUJIMA, Nikkei staff writers | China

HONG KONG/TOKYO -- Overseas money is starting to pull out of Chinese markets after the risk of investing in autocratic countries was starkly highlighted by sharp drops in Russia's currency and securities prices following its invasion of Ukraine.

Market data shows foreign investors sold a net 38.4 billion yuan ($6.04 billion) of Chinese stocks and bonds in the January-March period, one of the highest such quarterly figures on record.

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