BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Major Chinese stock indices ended lower Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.23 percent to 2,887.43 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index closed one percent lower at 10,831.13 points.
The combined turnover of stocks covered by the two indices stood at 966.72 billion yuan (about 138 billion U.S. dollars), expanding from 837.63 billion yuan the previous trading day.
Losers outweighed gainers 1,161 to 307 on the Shanghai bourse and 1,661 to 505 in Shenzhen.
Stocks in the masks, disinfector and medical waste treatment sectors led the losses, with shares of the Tianjin Teda Co., Ltd. losing by the daily limit of 10 percent to end at 11.04 yuan.
Meanwhile, shares in the extra-high voltage, land transfers and superconductivity sectors are among the gainers.
The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 0.75 percent to close at 2,030.58 points Friday.