Chinese shares higher at midday Friday

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) - China's major stock indices ended higher in the morning session Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ending 0.09 percent higher at 3,076.9 points.

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The Shenzhen Component Index gained 0.05 percent to end at 10,972.98 at midday. 

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, went up 0.25 percent to 1,934.87 points in the morning session Friday.