12/01/21 - China’s first solo mission to explore Mars is set to begin in February when its Tianwen-1 probe reaches the red planet’s orbit ahead of an eventual landing of a rover on the surface. Hong Kong-listed equities could also reach for the stars this year. This includes both Hong Kong domestic (i.e. the Hang Seng index or HSI) and Chinese-focused companies (Hang Seng China Enterprises Index or HSCEI) indices. Our optimism is predicated on three factors.