China stocks fell on Monday, weighed down by heavy losses in high-flying consumer, healthcare and new energy stocks as policy tightening fears persisted.
The CSI300 index fell 1.7% to 5,061.66 points at the end of the morning session, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.6%, to 3,432.01 points.
Leading the declines, the CSI300 consumer staples index , the CSI300 healthcare index and the CSI new energy index slumped 3.7%, 3.5% and 3.2%, respectively.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.6%, to 28,907.15 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index gained 0.4%, to 11,221.61.
Gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd dropped 3% on anti-monopoly worries.