Agence France-PresseMarch 13, 2014 08:33
Chinese shares were higher in morning trade Thursday, but investors were cautious ahead of the release of economic data later in the day, dealers said.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.36 percent, or 7.28 points, to 2,004.97.
The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, gained 0.23 percent, or 2.44 points, to 1,065.23.
The government will release industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales figures for February in the afternoon.