The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, 2010, fell 1.77 points, or 0.16 percent, to close at 1,098.00 Tuesday.
China's stock index futures closed mixed Tuesday with the contract for March, the most actively traded, up 0.02 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,254.4 points.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 58.4 points, or 0.25 percent, at 23,396.42 on Tuesday.
Chinese shares closed higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 14.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 2,919.85.
The value of China's futures transactions in the first two months of this year rose 38.44 percent year-on-year to 19.16 trillion yuan ($2.9 trillion), according to the China Futures Association.
China's bonds are the worst performers among the so-called BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) this month and may remain a poor investment as interest rates increase, according to the manager of the country's best-performing debt fund.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose on Monday, capping the first monthly gain for the benchmark index since October.
The value of Chinese currency Renminbi (RMB), the yuan, strengthened 46 basis points against US dollars Tuesday.
China's holdings of long-term US Treasury securities totaled $1.16 trillion at the end of December 2010, according to an annual revision report released by the US Treasury Department on Monday.
Hong Kong stocks went up 325.65 points, or 1.42 percent, to close at 23,338.02 on Monday.
China's stock index futures closed up Monday with the contract for March, the most actively traded, up 1.4 percent from the previous trading day to 3,255.2 points.
Chinese shares closed higher Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 26.49 points, or 0.92 percent, to end at 2,905.05.