Hong Kong stocks closed lower on Thursday, with the Hang Seng Index fallng 1.2 percent to 21,808.98 and the China Enterprises Index losing 1.5 percent to 7,495.54 points.

Tech giants listed in Hong Kong lost 2.5 percent, with Alibaba Group and Tencent Holdings down 2.2 percent and 1.7 percent respectively. Food delivery firm Meituan was down 1 percent after surging as much as 7.2 percent in early morning trade.

Healthcare firms trading in Hong Kong tumbled 3.9 percent. Consumer discretionary stocks lost 2.2 percent, with hotpot chain Haidilao plunging 7.2 percent to become the biggest percentage decliner in the Hang Seng Index.

JD.Com Inc promoted its president, Lei Xu, to chief executive officer on Thursday to succeed founder Richard Liu. JD.Com Inc closed down 3.2 percent, while JD Health International Inc dropped 2 percent.