An investor checks stock prices at a brokerage in Fuyang, Anhui province. [Photo by Lu Qijian/For China Daily]

BEIJING – Chinese stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.13 percent, at 3,404.87 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.01 percent higher at 13,889.87 points.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.9 percent to close at 2,785.62 points Thursday.