Chinese market regulators took steps to maintain stability in the stock market ahead of the 19th Party Congress, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
It said the stock exchange in Shanghai asked brokerages to monitor unusual fund movements in their clients' accounts.
China's major indexes were mixed yesterday, as gains in financial stocks offset losses in resources firms after Beijing vowed to curb pollution throughout winter.
The blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3 percent to 3,912.95 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.1 percent to 3,386.10.
Market moves remained largely measured ahead of a key party congress.
Wu Kan, head of equity trading at Shanshan Finance, said he expected little market volatility before and during the congress, which will open on October 18.
Hong Kong stocks ended higher yesterday, tracking the global rally in equities and led higher by financial firms.
The Hang Seng Index rose 0.2 percent to 28,459.03 points, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.8 percent to 11,500.34 points.
Meanwhile, Japan's Asahi Group Holdings said yesterday it is considering selling all or part of its 19.99 percent stake in Tsingtao Brewery, its latest divestment from China's beer industry.