Shares are down again in China despite attempts to boost positivity in the market.

The Shanghai Composite index fell another 3% after similar falls on Monday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index, which has faired slightly better in recent weeks, fell 0.4%.

The latest falls come despite the Chinese government attempting to boost confidence in the markets and the economy by releasing figures that claim its fiscal spending was up 26% in the year to August.

Investors are growing increasingly concerned over the state of the Chinese economy. This year, growth is set to fall to around 7%, which would be its weakest for a quarter of a century.