BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.30 percent, at 2,915.70 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.17 percent lower at 9,836.23 points.
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The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.16 percent to close at 1,720.99 points Thursday.
The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and the Shenzhen SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Board Index, reflects the performance of stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.