A stormy equity rout, landmark currency depreciation, unprecedented state intervention, surprise interest rate cuts and circuit breakers: It's been a year to remember for Chinese financial markets.
For investors who couldn't bear to look, here are the giant slides endured and huge gains made on the wild ride that was investing in China this year.
Largest volume: 85,713,281,024 shares changed hands on the benchmark Shanghai Composite on April 20, at the height of China's equities fever.
Point peak: A series of interest rate cuts and voracious buying from retail investors sent the index to a seven-year high of 5,178 points on June 12.
Biggest drop: The index slumped 8.5 percent on August 24, its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2007, ripping through the 3,500 key support level and wiping out all gains for the year as investors panicked about the Chinese economy.