Chinese shares open mixed

Beijing, March 16: Chinese stocks opened mixed on Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.2 percent, at 2,858.71 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.58 percent higher at 9,629.82 points, Xinhua news agency reported.  The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, rose 1.65 percent to open at 2,029.92 points.