Chinese shares end higher at midday


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BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- China's major stock indices ended higher in the morning session Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ending 0.89 percent higher at 2,845.03 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index gained 1.37 percent to end at 10,614.05 points at midday.

The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 1.92 percent to 2,046.99 points in the morning session.