Timeline for the connection
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.