Chinese shares lower at midday Thursday

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) - China's major stock indices ended lower in the morning session Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ending 0.28 percent lower at 3,081.38 points.

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The Shenzhen Component Index lost 0.01 percent to end at 10,971.57 at midday. 

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went up 0.31 percent to 1,930.25 points in the morning session Thursday.