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Chinese stocks flirt with lowest level in two-and-a-half years

Trade dispute with US and slower economic growth weigh on Shanghai market

An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai on Friday, Sept. 7.    © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Chinese stocks closed near their lowest level in more than two-and-a-half years on Wednesday, victims of worries over the U.S.-China trade war, slower economic growth and weak investor sentiment.

The Shanghai stock market closed a hair above its 2016 low, with the Shanghai Composite Index ending the day at 2,656.11, down 0.3%, less than a point from its closing level of 2,655.66 on Jan. 28, 2016.

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