Chinese equities fell for the fourth consecutive day Wednesday, with the benchmark index dropping below 3,000 points for the first time since last October.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.09 percent, or 32.78 points, to close at 2,986.61 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index lost 0.95 percent, or 115.78 points, to close at 12,046.78 points.
Combined turnover totaled 154.13 billion yuan ($22.67 billion), shrinking from 181.72 billion yuan on the previous trading day.
Losers outnumbered gainers by 605 to 250 in Shanghai and 558 to 288 in Shenzhen.