HONG KONG May 26 China shares rose on Monday,
helped by advances for car makers after President Xi Jinping
said developing energy-efficient vehicles is the only way to
strengthen the country's auto industry.
The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 0.3 percent at
2,041.48 points. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai
and Shenzhen A-share listings also added 0.4 percent.
BYD Co Ltd, the top CSI300 boost, surged the
maximum allowed 10 percent in Shenzhen, while SAIC Motor Corp
Ltd gained 0.8 percent in Shanghai.
The aviation sector was another outperformer, with AVIC
Aircraft up 3.9 percent in Shenzhen following Xi's
comment that China should make its own large aircraft.
(Reporting by Grace Li; Editing by Richard Borsuk)