Chinese stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.48 percent to end at 3,154.28 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.62 percent lower at 10,635.5 points.
The ChiNext Index, which tracks China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went down 0.84 percent to close at 1,831.2 points Thursday.
The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and the Shenzhen SME (small- and medium-sized enterprises) Board Index, are major indices reflecting the performance of stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The ChiNext Board, which started trading on Oct. 30, 2009, mainly lists high-tech companies and those with high growth potential.