Chinese shares lower at midday Tuesday

BEIJING, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) - China's major stock indices ended lower in the morning session Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 2.43 percent at 2,752.9 points.


The Shenzhen Component Index dropped 2.65 percent to end at 8,746.68 points at midday.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, fell 2.61 percent to 1,491.44 points in the morning session Tuesday.

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.