HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC said it was in talks to sell its $9.3 billion stake in China's Ping An Insurance , stepping up a programme by Europe's biggest bank to shed non-core parts of its business to boost profitability. HSBC spent $1.7 billion to build up a 15.6 percent stake in China's second-largest insurer in 2002 and 2005, but a sale has been widely expected as part of its three-year recovery plan in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and regulatory reforms. ...{br}{br}View the Entire Article{br}