Chinese Stocks News: Why Are BABA, JD, BIDU, IQ, PDD Stocks Up Today?

Many Chinese stocks are rallying today. Among the factors triggering the surge are promises by leadership of China’s ruling Communist Party to support the country’s economy in general and “platform” companies in particular. The latter firms provide internet-based services, such as ride hailing, e-commerce and food delivery.

Guiyang, China skyline at Jiaxiu Pavilion on the Nanming River.
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In morning trading, the shares of Chinese platform firms Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), (NYSE:JD), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), iQiyi,(NASDAQ:IQ) and Pinduoduo (NASDAQ:PDD) were all jumping.

What Is Happening With Chinese Stocks

During its meeting today, the key committee of China’s Communist Party, called the Politburo, said that it would look to boost the economy by helping small businesses and firms hurt by the government’s recent Covid-19 containment measures. The Politburo also stated that it would increase the amount spent by the government on the country’s infrastructure and seek to strengthen China’s supply chains.

In its comments on tech companies, the committee promised to “complete the special rectification of the platform economy” and implement measures backing the sector. The latter statements were widely seen as meaning that Beijing would, at least for a brief period, ease the regulatory pressures that it had placed on China’s tech firms for many months.

Separately, in a report that’s being viewed as positive for many Chinese stocks, The South China Morning Post stated that the country’s foremost officials would hold a “symposium” in partnership with a number of leading Chinese internet companies, including Alibaba and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY).

On the date of publication, Larry Ramer did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

Larry Ramer has conducted research and written articles on U.S. stocks for 15 years. He has been employed by The Fly and Israel’s largest business newspaper, Globes. Larry began writing columns for InvestorPlace in 2015. Among his highly successful, contrarian picks have been PLUG, XOM and solar stocks. You can reach him on Stocktwits at @larryramer.

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