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A wild plunge in China’s stock market over the past month has burned millions of retail investors, but 22-year-old student Zhu Qimeng prefers to view any losses as a valuable part of his education for a career in finance.

Beijing policymakers have been rattled by a selling frenzy that has sent stocks 30 percent lower in the past three weeks, unveiling an extraordinary series of support measures over recent days to try to stem the decline.

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