Chinese shares open higher Monday

Beijing: Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.79 percent, at 2,978.46 points, Xinhua reported. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 1.28 percent higher at 10,255.9 points. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, rose 1.7 percent to open at 2,214.91 points.

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