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The anger of ordinary Chinese investors

Trading was suspended twice this week in mainland Chinese markets, angering small investors, who blame the government for intervening in the markets.

They say they feel "trapped" and "robbed" of not being able to trade, after the market was abruptly shut.

Now authorities have abandoned the "circuit breaker" mechanism which automatically halts trading when the market rises or falls by more than 7% after critics said it increased volatility instead of calming investors.

The BBC spoke to ordinary Chinese investors in Shanghai to get their views.

  • 08 Jan 2016
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