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Mainland China shares fall amid broad decline in Asian stocks

Eustance Huang

Japan is set to begin a 10-day holiday from April 27 to May 6 to celebrate the enthronement of the country's Crown Prince Naruhito. Mainland Chinese shares declined on the day, with the Shanghai composite slipping 1.20% to 3,086.40 and the Shenzhen component declining about 1.28% to 9,780.82. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.22% to close at 22,258.73 as shares of index heavyweights Softbank Group 9984.T-JP and Fanuc 6954.T-JP declined.