BRIEF-China Hongqiao issues clarification relating to negative report published by Emerson Analytics

April 2 (Reuters) - China Hongqiao Group Ltd:

* Clarification relating to 2017 negative report

* On 28 Feb 2017, co noted that a negative report against

company was published by Emerson Analytics Co. Ltd.

* Directors and senior management of co confirmed that they

had not been contacted by emerson before issuance of 2017

negative report

* Has resolved to seek legal remedy against emerson for

defamation

* Intends to lodge a complaint with relevant hong kong

regulatory authorities with respect to emerson's potentially

criminal activities

* Unable to publish its 2016 annual results by 31 march &

there may be possible delay in despatch of its 2016 annual

report

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