HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks fell at the open Monday after investor caution ahead of US-China trade talks and more civil unrest in the financial hub.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.45 percent, or 128.83 points, to 28.268.91.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened flat, edging 0.62 points lower to 2,943.92.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, however, was also flat at the open, rising 0.46 points to 1,573.91.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2019