(Yicai Global) April 9 -- China's mainland stock markets were mostly trading sideways in the morning session, as investors weighed on which direction the trend will turn.
Trading was listless in the morning session as major indexes repeatedly edged up and slid until the last trading hour pushed the benchmarks into the expansion territory. Trading volume was relatively light.
The Shanghai Composite Index advanced 0.14 percent to 3,249.20 points by lunch. The Shenzhen Component Index rose 0.74 percent to 10,428.19 points. The ChiNext Index, which tracks growth enterprises in Shenzhen, climbed 0.67 percent to 1,751.34 points.
The Chinese stock market has been on a roll this year, as the government has promoted more stimulus to buoy slowing economic growth as well as promised widening access to foreign investors.
Editor: Emmi Laine