China's stocks fell for the first time in four days on concern accelerating inflation will spur the government to further tighten monetary policy.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, fell 6.72 points, or 0.55 percent, to close at 1,211.80 on Wednesday.
China's stock index futures closed lower Wednesday with the contract for December, the most actively traded, down 0.74 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,252.8 points.
Chinese shares fell Wednesday after a three-day winning streak with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closing down 0.54 percent, or 15.66 points, to end at 2,911.41 points.
China's stocks rose to the highest in a month as computer software companies rallied on speculation the government will boost investment in the industry as part of new economic reforms, overshadowing declines by energy producers.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 113.58 points, or 0.49 percent, at 23,431.19 on Tuesday.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, added 0.76 percent, or 9.25 points, to close at 1,218.52 on Tuesday.
China's stock index futures closed up Tuesday. The contract for settlement in December, the most actively traded, was up 0.46 percent to close at 3,277.8.
Chinese stocks kept Monday's upward trend to end higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.14 percent to 2,927.08 points.
Stocks rose on the Chinese mainland, pushing up the benchmark index by the most in two months, after the central bank refrained from increasing interest rates and government reports showed the economy is withstanding tightening policies.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 154.7 points, or 0.67 percent, at 23,317.61 on Monday.
China's stock index futures closed up Monday. The contract for settlement in December, the most actively traded, was up 3.25 percent to close at 3,275.6.