Markets in Asia mixed, with Chinese stocks at 1-year high

Share markets across the Asia-Pacific region were mixed today, with China's Shanghai Composite jumping 1.7% to 3008.15, its highest finish in more than a year. Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 0.2%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 2.1% and South Korea's Kospi Composite climbed 1.6%. Taiwan's Taiex advanced 2.3%, India's Sensex was up 1.1% and Singapore's Straits Times added 0.8%. New Zealand's NZX-50 gave up 0.6%, and markets in Hong Kong were closed.

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