Chinese stocks wavered between gains and losses on Wednesday, the first trading session after a week-long holiday closure.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite opened 0.2 percent higher at 2,366 and was choppy over the course of the session. It closed unofficially up 0.8 percent. Hong Kong stocks, meanwhile, opened down 0.8 percent and hovered around this level to close provisionally down 0.7 percent.
The mainland market's closure from October 1 to 7 coincided with mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong that paralyzed parts of the financial hub. However, Chinese investors appear unfazed by developments in the semi-autonomous territory.