** At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.74% at 2,899.47. It has gained 1.48% since hitting more than three-month lows on Tuesday.
** The blue-chip CSI300 index <.CSI300> was up 0.77%, with its financial sector sub-index <.CSI300FS> higher by 0.74%, the consumer staples sector <.CSI000912> up 0.24%, the real estate index <.CSI000952> down 0.11% and the healthcare sub-index <.CSI300HC> up 0.96%.
** U.S. President Donald Trump said talks with China were going "very well," a day after spooking markets by saying a deal might have to wait until after the 2020 presidential election.
** But a harsh response from Chinese officials and state media to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Uighur Act of 2019, which calls for a tougher response to Beijing's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority, illustrates continued uncertainty in the countries' relationship.
** China warned passage of the bill would affect bilateral cooperation, clouding prospects for a near-term deal to end the trade war.
** The smaller Shenzhen index ended up 1.15% and the start-up board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 2.154%.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index <.MIAPJ0000PUS> was 0.58% firmer, while Japan's Nikkei index <.N225> closed up 0.71%.
** At 07:15 GMT, the yuan <CNY=CFXS> was quoted at 7.047 per U.S. dollar, 0.05% firmer than the previous close of 7.0508.
** The largest percentage gainers in the main Shanghai Composite index were Shanghai Wanye Enterprises Co Ltd, up 10.01%, followed by Qingdao Topscomm Communication Inc , gaining 10.01% and WG Tech JiangXi Co Ltd, up by 10.01%.
** The largest percentage losses in the Shanghai index were Shanghai Chuangli Group Co Ltd down 10.02%, followed by Shanghai Beite Technology Co Ltd losing 7.06% and Shenzhen Geoway Co Ltd which fell 5.17%.
** So far this year, the Shanghai stock index is up 16.3% and the CSI300 has risen 28.9%, while China's H-share index listed in Hong Kong is up 1.9%. Shanghai stocks have risen 0.96% this month.
(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)