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Trading in China Volatile as Beijing Tries to Calm Markets

Trading in China was volatile on Tuesday, a day after the country's main stock market suffered its steepest plunge in eight years. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended a turbulent morning session down 1 percent, after falling as much as 5 percent after opening. On Monday, the index lost 8.5 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen shed 8.6 percent. It was the biggest single-day plunge since 2007. Many Chinese investors have...

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