MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Shanghai Composite Index fell 3.52 percent to 2887.91 points at 2:50 p.m. local time (06:50 GMT) before slightly recovering to 2901.78 points by its 3 o'clock closing call, trading data showed.
China's stock exchanges previously went through a bear market on Wednesday, after early 2016 turmoil across Asian markets sparked by the People's Bank of China (PBC) decision to devalue the yuan by over 1.5 percent against the US dollar within the first week of January. The move was the biggest devaluation of China's currency since August 2015.
The yuan's controlled exchange rate has since stabilized, despite going through a minor devaluation on Thursday.
Markets remain focused on yuan fluctuations, as the Chinese currency has lost almost 6 percent of its value against the dollar since August 2015. On January 4, the PBC injected 130 billion yuan ($19.9 billion) into China's financial system in an ongoing attempt to buoy the currency.