Chinese shares lower at midday Monday

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- China's major stock indices ended lower in the morning session Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ending 0.03 percent lower at 2,911.26 points.


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The Shenzhen Component Index lost 0.02 percent to end at 9,876.69 points at midday.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went down 0.43 percent to 1,719.39 points in the morning session.

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.