Chinese shares lower at midday Wednesday

BEIJING, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) - China's major stock indices ended lower in the morning session Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ending 0.57 percent lower at 3,087.13 points.

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The Shenzhen Component Index lost 0.07 percent to end at 10,821.74 at midday. 

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went down 0.38 percent to 1,885.94 points in the morning session Wednesday.