* SSEC +0.4%, CSI300 +0.9%, HSI -0.7%
* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 0.8%, Shanghai->HK
quota used 2.3%
* China vows to crack down on illegal securities activities
SHANGHAI, July 7 (Reuters) - China shares rose on Wednesday,
with the new-energy vehicle sector leading gains, as the
government stepped up supervision of Chinese firms listed
offshore and announced new measures to protect the rights of
** At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was
up 0.44% at 3,545.65 points while the blue-chip CSI300 index
** Leading the gains, the sub-index tracking new-energy vehicle
makers and suppliers jumped 5%, the rare earth
sub-index surged 4.75% and the healthcare sub-index
** The smaller Shenzhen index was up 1.33%, the start-up
board ChiNext Composite index was higher by 3.25% and
Shanghai's tech-focused STAR50 index was up 1.96%.
** China will upgrade law enforcement on illegal activities in
the securities market such as financial fraud, insider trading
and market manipulation, its cabinet said on Tuesday.
** The country will also step up supervision of Chinese firms
listed offshore, days after Beijing launched a cybersecurity
investigation into ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc
on the heels of its U.S. stock market listing.
** Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 1.39% to
10,126.62, while the Hang Seng Index was down 0.74% at
** The sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares
dipped 2.1%, while the IT sector fell 1.6%.
** Around the region, MSCI's Asia ex-Japan stock index
was weaker by 0.35% while Japan's Nikkei index
was down 0.91%.
** The yuan was quoted at 6.4707 per U.S. dollar,
0.12% firmer than the previous close of 6.4788.
(Reporting by Shanghai Newsroom)