Finanlly I bought some A Shares in Shanghai Stock Exchange this afternoon. This is more than 10 years after my last purchase 🙂
I realized Chinese domestic stock market is still not widely open to foreign investors. There is a thing called QFII, stands for qualified foreign instiutional investors. Here is a good explaination for QFII from Havest Fund. I believe Morgan Stanley and others have QFII funds. There are also many mutual funds investing in Hongkong and asia pacific. You can ask them if you are interested. As an alternative, investors can look at Chinese ADRs traded in NYSE, Nasdaq, and H Shares in Hongkong Stock Exchanges. Personally I don’t think domestic market is mature enough for average joe in the UK, US, etc.