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The A-share market's poor showing has been blamed on overpriced stock offerings from the benchmark's start in 2000. Photo: Reuters

China market 'casino' scares off foreigners

For 10 years, a yawning chasm has existed between the performance of the mainland's stock market and that of its economy, says a veteran China expert, who likens the market to a casino - with all the risk that that entails for foreign investors.