Chinese shares open lower Thursday


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BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks opened lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.81 percent to open at 3,306.15 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.07 percent lower at 13,511.45 points.

The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was down 1.03 percent to open at 2,740.41 points.