China shares rise, aided by views a Shenzhen stock connect coming
* CSI300 +0.3 pct, SSEC +0.3 pct
* HSI +0.5 pct, HSCE +0.5 pct
By Sue-Lin Wong
SHANGHAI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - China stocks edged up slightly at midday Tuesday, buoyed by small caps including information technology stocks.
The CSI300 index rose 0.3 percent, to 3,523.85 points at the end of the morning. The Shanghai Composite Index also gained 0.3 percent, to 3,237.83 points.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index added 0.5 percent, to 24,154.94 points. The Hong Kong China Enterprises Index rose by the same percentage, to 12,073.56.
ChiNext, China's small cap growth index, rose 1.14 percent and the Shenzhen A Share Index, known for its small cap and technology shares, was up at 0.93 percent.
Better-than-expected December trade data did not have an impact on share movements.
Analysts said the ChiNext and Shenzhen indexes outperformed because of the anticipated launch soon of a Shenzhen Stock Connect, which would give offshore investors access to Shenzhen shares. Continuación...