SHANGHAI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - China stocks were mixed on
Tuesday, as sentiment was weighed by persisting tensions between
the world's two largest economies, although losses were
partially capped by strength in liquor shares and disposable
sanitary product makers.
** The Trump administration on Monday published a list of
Chinese and Russian companies with alleged military ties that
restrict them from buying a wide range of U.S. goods and
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was
down 0.2% at 3,413.83, while China's blue-chip CSI300 index
was up 0.11%.
** The smaller Shenzhen index was up 0.13%, the start-up
board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 0.05% and
Shanghai's tech-focused STAR50 index was down 0.29%.
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong rose 0.43% to
10,446.1, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.08% at
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.48% while Japan's Nikkei index
was down 0.59%.
** Consumer staples and healthcare stocks
were among the biggest gainers.
** Disposable sanitary product manufacturers soared as China
looked to strengthen measures to prevent the arrival of a new
strain of the coronavirus. Xiamen Yanjan New Material Co Ltd
was up 16.07%, and Tianjin TEDA CO Ltd
hit its daily upward trading limit.
** Liquor companies also jumped following year-end demand.
China's largest liquor maker, Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd
, was up 2.64% at midday break hitting its all-time
** Other liquor stocks such as Shanghai Jinfeng Wine Co Ltd
, FuJian YanJing HuiQuan Brewery Co Ltd,
and Zhejiang Guyuelongshan Shaoxing Wine Co Ltd rose
around 10% each.
** So far this year, the Shanghai stock index is up 11.9% and
the CSI300 has risen 23.3%, while China's H-share index listed
in Hong Kong is down 6.5%. Shanghai stocks have risen 0.65% this
(Reporting by Winni Zhou and Andrew Galbraith; editing by