Trading hours stock exchange China (SCI 300)

China is a huge market with more than a billion inhabitants. Prosperity there has increased enormously in recent decades. It is therefore not strange that the Chinese stock exchange or Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) can be a good investment. But what are the opening hours of the Chinese stock exchange? And on what days is the Chinese stock exchange closed? You can read all about it in this article.

What are the trading hours of the Chinese stock exchange?

When you start investing in China, you of course want to know the exact trading hours of the Chinese stock exchange. Below you can see immediately when the Chinese stock exchange is open:

  • The Chinese stock exchange is open from 9:30 to 15:00 local time.
  • The Chinese stock exchange is open from ##T|1:30## to ##T|7:00## local time.

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When does China’s stock market open/close?

In the timer below you can see when the stock exchange will open or close again. This way you are always ready for a new trading session!

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On which days is the Chinese stock exchange closed?

Normally, the Chinese stock exchange is open five days a week. In the weekends the stock exchange is always closed. There are also special days or periods when the Chinese stock exchange is closed. Below you can see when you cannot invest on the Shanghai Stock Exchange:


  • 1 January – New Year’s Day
  • 11-17 February – Chinese New Year
  • 5 April – Qingming festival
  • 14 June – Dragon Boat Festival
  • 21 September – Mid-Automn festival
  • 1-7 October – national day


  • 1 January 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • 24-30 January 2020 – Chinese New Year
  • 1, 4 & 5 May 2020 – Labour Day
  • 25 & 26 June 2020 – Dragon Boat Festival
  • 2 – 8 October 2020 – national day

As you can see, there are quite a few consecutive days on which the stock exchanges are closed. Nice for the local traders who can then go on holiday!

What are the opening hours of the SCI 300?

The SCI 300 or fully Chinese Securities Index is an index designed to track the top 300 shares traded on the Chinese stock exchange. It can be more difficult for foreigners to buy Chinese shares directly. By investing in an index like the SCI 300 you can still speculate on price rises and falls within the Chinese economy.

But what are the exact opening hours of the SCI 300? The opening hours of this well-known index are the same as those of the Chinese stock exchange. This means that you can trade in the SCI 300 shares from 9:30 till 15:00 local time or from ##T|1:30## till ##T|7:00## local time.

Investing in China yourself?

Do you want to invest in China yourself? Then you need an account with a broker. A broker is a party that makes it possible to buy and sell shares during opening hours. Below is a clear table with the rates for the various parties:

What currency is used on China’s stock exchange?

Shares on the Chinese stock exchange are traded in the Chinese Remini. Keep in mind that your investment may decrease in value if your currency becomes stronger in relation to China’s currency.

Where can you find the China Stock Exchange?

The China Stock exchange can be found in Shanghai. You can visit the website of the stock exchange here. The full address details are here:

Building 371387 Zhangdong RoadShanghai, 201203, PR China

You can also reach the stock exchange via or +86 21 6880 8888.

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