FXStreet (Mumbai) - The stocks on the Asian bourses trade in the red, with the losses accentuated by the renewed sell-off in the Chinese equities. Asian indices kicked-off this week on a bearish note, tracking the poor performance on the Wall Street last week and concerns over China’s ability to boost the economic growth. Meanwhile, markets ignored the yuan firming up for the second consecutive session. China slowdown concerns resurface The Chinese benchmark, the Shanghai Composite index remains volatile, extending the initial drop and now trades nearly 3% lower, largely weighed down by the poor Chinese inflation data released over the weekend and comments from a top state adviser. China’s CPI rose 1.6% y/y in December, against a rise of 1.7% forecast by markets, and well below the government's target of around 3.0%. While China A50 index tanks -1.95% and the CSI 300 index ticked loses over 1.50%. While Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sinks -2.88% and surrenders 20k barrier for the first time since June 2013. Among other Asian indices, the Australian stocks were heavily smashed on continued to decline in the oil and base metal prices, hurting the energy and resource stocks big time. While the Japanese stocks also tracks China lower, with the Nikkei 225 now losing -0.40% and the S&P/ASX 200 index deep in the red, -1.96% so far. For more information, read our latest forex news.