The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) have come to an agreement regarding the inclusion of block trading (manual trades) in the mutual stock market access arrangements between Mainland China and Hong Kong (Stock Connect). It aims to improve the existing Stock Connect system by introducing additional trading mechanisms, enhancing trading efficiency, and fostering the growth of both capital markets. Offshore investors will be able to engage in block trades on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange through the northbound trading link, while Mainland investors will have the opportunity to conduct manual trades on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) through the southbound trading link. The CSRC and the SFC will oversee the respective exchanges and clearing houses on both sides, collaborating on the analysis of business, technical, and regulatory requirements for implementing block trading. The specific details and official launch date will be announced in due course.