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Hong Kong shares snap 5-day winning streak on weak China markets

HONG KONG, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares snapped afive-session streak of gains as concerns about China's slowdownreturned to the fore after Chinese markets reopened after aweek-long holiday.

The Hang Seng Index fell 0.9 percent to 20,824.56points. The index of top locally listed Chinese sharesfell 1.3 percent and was the weakest among regional benchmarksin Asia.

On the mainland, the CSI300 fell 1 percent whilethe Shanghai Composite dropped 0.6 percent as investorsreturned to the market after the Mid-Autumn Festival andNational Day holidays.

HIGHLIGHTS:

* ZTE Corp fell 6 percent, the top loser on theChina Enterprises Index, after a draft report by the U.S.Congress said China's top telecommunications gear makers shouldbe shut out of the U.S. market because they pose a securitythreat.

* Chinese shares in Hong Kong led losses with China Mobile

down 1.4 percent while Tencent Holdingsslipped 1.3 percent, pulling away further from a record high hitlast week.

(Reporting by Vikram Subhedar; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

((vikram.subhedar@thomsonreuters.com)(+852 28436975))

Keywords: MARKETS HONGKONG CHINA STOCKS/ CLOSE