Chinese shares close down on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.71 percent, or 46.94 points, at 2,703.35.
The Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan,lost 35 basis points to 6.4830 per US dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading system.
Hong Kong stocks went down 207.04 points, or 0.91 percent, to close at 22,661.63 on Wednesday.
International financial institutions have recently increased their shares of pharmaceutical companies listed in Hong Kong H-share market, and analysts say the reason might be the outbreak of EHEC (enterohaemorrhagic E.coli) in Europe, Shanghai Securities News reported Wednesday.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) on June 1, 2010, slid 2.73 points, or 0.32 percent, to 844.98 on Wednesday.
China's stock index futures closed higher on Wednesday with the contract for June, the most actively traded, up 0.32 percent from the previous day to 3,006.8 points.
Chinese shares rose for the third consecutive day on Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.22 percent, or 5.99 points, at 2,750.29.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland advanced, extending a weekly gain for the benchmark index, on speculation recent losses were excessive relative to earnings prospects.
Short sellers are preying on China's Harbin Electric Inc like never before, betting against a Morgan Stanley-backed hedge fund in a buyout that would generate the biggest windfall of any acquisition in the world.
The Chinese currency Renminbi, or the yuan,strengthened 21 basis points to hit 6.4795 per US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading system.
Hong Kong stocks went down 80.89 points, or 0.35 percent, to close at 22,868.67 on Tuesday.
China's stock index futures closed higher on Tuesday with the contract for June, the most actively traded, up 0.3 percent from the previous day to 2,995 points.