ChiNext Index higher at midday Monday

BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) - The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went up 1 percent to 2,698.12 points in the morning session Monday.

The ChiNext Index, together with the Shenzhen Component Index and the Shenzhen SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) Board Index, reflects the performance of stocks listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.