Image of Asia: Wishing for a bull market in Beijing

In this photo by Andy Wong, a man touches a bull statue on display outside a bank in Beijing, where the financial district has several statues investors see as good luck charms. The Shanghai stock market has tumbled by 27 per cent from its June 12 peak, although its index edged up 2.4 per cent on Monday following government actions to stem the plunge. Small investors who have piled up into China’s stock market since earlier this year are seeing their investments shrinking and hoping for a market rebound.