Hong Kong blue chips extended gains today after a positive open. The Hang Seng Index advanced by 1.36 percent, or 339.02 points, at 25,318.71 as of 9:50 am today. Stocks rallied at the open, rising by 1 percent, or 249.06 points, at 25,228.75.
In mainland China, the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.55 percent, or 14.25
points, to 2,617.03, while the Shenzhen Composite Index, added 0.86 percent, or 11.11 points, to 1,305.33.