China shares up slightly in morning trade as investors buy shares via Hong Kong link

SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese shares were slightly higher on Tuesday morning in line with regional markets, as investors bought stocks newly available through the trading link-up with Hong Kong, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.12 per cent, or 2.87 points, to 2,476.88.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, rose 0.32 per cent, or 4.34 points, to 1,340.07.