China shares higher in morning trade

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese stocks were higher in morning trade Tuesday following a holiday, after data showed manufacturing activity strengthened to a five-month high in May, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.26 per cent, or 5.36 points, to 2,044.57.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.25 per cent, or 2.62 points, to 1,056.37.

China's financial markets were closed Monday.