Investors around the world are glued to Chinese markets right now. On Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, they will want to know, "Why is China's stock market closed today?"
And for good reason. Dramatic volatility has plagued China since mid-June. The country's benchmark Shanghai Composite lost a massive 38% from its mid-June high through August. And because China is the world's second-largest economy, the sell-off has pummeled global markets.