Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region rose on Wednesday, after latest services PMI data for China came in at its highest level in three months. Also, reports from the South China Morning Post that Hong Kong’s leader Lam would announce a formal withdrawal of the extradition bill lifted investors’ mood. The Shanghai Composite went up 25 points, or 0.8% to 2955; the Nikkei 225 increased 24 points, or 0.1% to 206649; the Hang Seng jumped 968 points, or 3.8% to 26496; and the Kospi advanced 23 points, or 1.2% to 1989. Meantime, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 20 points, or 0.3%, to 6553, after data showed the economy grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June and 1.4 percent over the previous year, the weakest since the Global Financial Crisis, in line with market expectations.