Timeline for the con­nec­tion

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April 10, 2014 Pre­mier Li Ke­qiang an­nounced that the cen­tral gov­ern­ment had ap­proved the pi­lot pro­grams en­abling a con­nec­tion be­tween the stock mar­kets in Hong Kong and the main­land.

Aug 26, 2014 The China Se­cu­ri­ties Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion re­leased a cir­cu­lar sup­port­ing Shen­zhen’s fi­nan­cial de­vel­op­ment. Pro­posal of the Shen­zhen-HK Stock Con­nect Pro­gram sub­mit­ted for re­view.

Sept 5, 2014 The CSRC said it sup­ports deep­ened co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Shen­zhen Stock Ex­change and the Hong Kong Stock Ex­change.

Sept 26, 2014 The Shang­hai Stock Ex­change re­leased rules for the Shang­hai-Hong Kong Stock Con­nect. Nov 17, 2014 The Shang­hai-Hong Kong Stock Con­nect launched.

March 5, 2016 The Gov­ern­ment Work Re­port said the Shen­zhen-Hong Kong Stock Con­nect will be launched “at an ap­pro­pri­ate time”.

Aug 16, 2016 The State Coun­cil ap­proved the Shen­zhen-Hong Kong Stock Con­nect pro­posal, and the launch of the pro­gram was well pre­pared.

Nov 15, 2016 Test trad­ing of the Shen­zhen-Hong Kong Stock Con­nect started. Dec 5, 2016 Shen­zhen

Hong Kong Stock Con­nec­tion launched.

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