Chinese shares open mixed

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened mixed on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.17 percent to open at 3,132.16 points.

The smaller Shenzhen Component index opened 0.03 per cent lower at 10,310.72 points, Xinhua news agency reported.

The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, was up 0.07 per cent to open at 1,993.04 points.