Bears keep hold of China stock markets


China stocks closed lower on Thursday, while Hong Kong shares extended losses, as risk-off sentiment prevailed ahead of U.S. inflation data and China's 20th Communist Party Congress.

China's blue-chip CSI 300 Index dipped 0.84%, while the Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.3%.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 1.87% and the Hang...