(Yicai Global) Dec. 10 -- The Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets fell sharply across the board in the opening today.
The Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2,589.19 points, down 0.64 percent, while the Shenzhen Component Index was down 0.91 percent at 7,663.26 points. The ChiNext Price Index opened at 1,328.06 points, down 0.97 percent.
The decline follows a slump in US markets on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 2.2 percent, while the Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 fell more than 3 percent and 2.23 percent, respectively.