* SSEC -0.1%, CSI300 0.1%, HSI flat
* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 1%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 9.4%
* FTSE China A50 -0.2%
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - China stocks were mixed
on Wednesday, with investors taking profits from consumer and
healthcare shares after the blue-chip index hit its 13-year high
in the previous sessions.
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was
down 0.08% at 3,605.33 points, but the blue-chip CSI300 index
was up 0.09%.
** The blue-chip index's consumer staples sector
slipped 0.82%, and the healthcare sub-index was down
** The CSI300 index snapped week-long gains from the start of
2021, and kept touching its 13-year high in recent trading
sessions fuelled by accommodative monetary policies this year
hinted by the central bank, and stable economic data.
** The overall market sentiment on Wednesday was also dented by
the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the mainland, as China
recorded the biggest daily jump in more than five months, and
placed four northern cities in lockdown.
** Energy supply-wise, Chinese ports and marine safety
authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes
it tougher for ships to berth and discharge at key energy
product import terminals along the coast of northern Bohai Bay,
** The smaller Shenzhen index was down 0.55%, the
start-up board ChiNext Composite index was weaker by
0.83% and Shanghai's tech-focused STAR50 index edged
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.16% to
11,199.59, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.03% at
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was firmer by 0.25% while Japan's Nikkei index
was up 0.84%.
(Reporting by Cheng Leng in Beijing, Luoyan Liu and Andrew
Galbraith in Shanghai; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)