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Chinese market rout worsens as 51 per cent of A-shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen suspend trading

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Mainland Chinese stocks tumbled sharply on Wednesday as sell orders piled up in an increasingly fragile market where an unprecedented 51 per cent of all listed shares are now voluntarily suspended from trade, locking up some US$2.2 trillion of previously tradeable market capitalisation. 

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