Beijing: Chinese stocks opened higher on Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.73 percent at 3,689.83 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.26 percent higher at 12,472.28 points, reported Xinhua news agency.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 1.39 percent higher at 2,617.94 points.