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Don't sell China on Hong Kong unrest: Jeremy Siegel

The unrest in Hong Kong is "disturbing" but it shouldn't cause investors to sell China stocks, noted stock market bull Jeremy Siegel told CNBC on Monday.

"Hong Kong stocks are selling for less than 10 price-earnings ratio," Siegel said in an interview with "Closing Bell."

"I think you're getting paid for that risk. So I wouldn't sell China on this news even though certainly it does indicate some difficult future for Hong Kong."

Jeremy Siegel
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Jeremy Siegel

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That said, the Wharton School professor of finance said if the situation "snowballs" into one like Russia and Ukraine and sanctions are imposed, that could be a serious development.

"I don't think that is in the cards at all. I think that is a very low probability event but let's keep our eye on it. There's always going to be uncertainties in world politics," Siegel said.

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The pro-democracy protests continued early Tuesday morning in Hong Kong. The protesters have called on the city's leader Leung Chun-ying to step down after Beijing last month announced a plan to limit 2017 elections for Hong Kong's leader, known as the chief executive, to a handful of candidates loyal to Beijing.

China rules Hong Kong under a "one country, two systems" formula that accords the former British colony a degree of autonomy and freedoms not enjoyed in mainland China, with universal suffrage set as an eventual goal.

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In other market news, Siegel stuck with his prediction that the Dow Jones industrial average will hit 18,000 by year-end.

"If you don't see a recession in the cards, and I don't see a recession in the cards, this is still, I think, a very good market."

—Reuters contributed to this report.