* SSEC -0.9%, CSI300 -2.1%, HSI -1.54%
* EV, industry shares lead losses
* U.S. adds 33 entities in China to an export control list
SHANGHAI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - China's blue-chip index slumped
to a 19-month low on Tuesday, with new-energy vehicle stocks
leading the losses, as investors fretted over the prospect of
the U.S. government adding more Chinese entities to the export
** At the midday break, the blue-chip CSI300 index was
down 2.14%, the lowest level since July 27, 2020.
** Leading the losses, the new-energy vehicle sector sub-index
slumped 5.84% while the CSI300 Industry index
** Shanghai's Nasdaq-style STAR Market fell 3.09% to
the lowest since May 6, 2020, while the start-up market ChiNext
dropped 4.27% to nearly 14-month low.
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 1.55% to
8,456.57, while the Hang Seng Index was down 1.54% at
24,202.19. The IT sector sub-index of the Hang Seng index
** Shanghai Composite index was down 0.9% at 3,398.72
points and the smaller Shenzhen index was down 2.01%.
** The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had added 33
Chinese entities to its so-called 'unverified list', which
requires U.S. exporters to go through more procedures before
shipping goods to the entities.
** Shares of WuXi Biologics slumped more than 30%
after the maker of ingredients for vaccines was added to the
list by the United States. Trade in its shares was later halted.
** The U.S. House of Representatives had also passed a
multibillion-dollar bill aimed at increasing American
competitiveness with China and offset China's market-distorting
trade practices by strengthening anti-dumping rules.
** "The biggest risk the market is confronting right now, is
that the Fed must tighten even as the U.S. economy starts to
buckle under the weight of inflation and a slowing Chinese
economic cycle," Hong Hao, head of research at BOCOM
International wrote in a note on Monday.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
dipped 0.09%, while Japan's Nikkei index
was up 0.23%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.3592 per U.S. dollar,
0.05% firmer than the previous close of 6.3625.
(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom; Editing by Sherry