China stocks depreciate as markets seek relief from bug busters


China shares slipped on Thursday as gloomy economic prospects weighed, while Hong Kong's benchmark index tracked a steep Wall Street selloff after index heavyweight Tencent reported disappointing results.

At midday, China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.25% at 3,981.75 points, narrowing earlier losses. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.08% to 3,083.39...