Chinese shares edge up Wednesday

Updated: 2011-06-01 16:21
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BEIJING - Chinese shares edged up on Wednesday after a reading of the country's manufacturing sector continued to slow in May at a rate that was within expectation.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed almost flat at 2,743.57. The Shenzhen Component Index inched up 0.3 percent, or 34.69 points, to 11,699.83.