Six months ago, the Chinese premier Li Keqiang announced that the ‘through train’ between the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Exchanges would be ready to go in October 2014 – a scheme that would allow foreign investors access to China’s $4 trillion stock market, integrating it with the rest of the global financial system. The excitement of the investors is very well reflected on the  sharing price where it has been outperforming the market since April – then began trading down as the Occupy Central’s protests started in September when China indicated there’s no room for negotiation on the reforms:
The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Chief Charles Li refused to comment on whether the pro-democracy Occupy Central protests had played a part in the delay. He simply left a remark ‘Some smart people at the top will make the decision at some point’, referring to the officials in the Beijing government.
Despite apparent positive outlook such as EPS estimates up by 1.53% and short interest coming down by nearly 9% over the past week, along with the Q3 2014 Earnings Release coming up in 7 days,  has not survived the political turbulence and its price was plunged -2.1% in the past week and has been underperforming the market and the industry by -3.17% and -4.35%, respectively.
The Stock Connect Scheme is regarded as one of the largest market developments in China for decades and was set to be commenced in October 2014. Now that there is no firm date for the scheme’s implementation, the share price started a downward trend and the prospect of  is doubtful to be positive again until market expectations have been met again.