China stocks end higher on stimulus expectations amid COVID surge


China stocks closed higher on Friday, buoyed by expectations of further policy easing measures to support a slowing economy hit by the country's worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years.

The blue-chip CSI 300 Index rose 0.5% to 4,230.77, while the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5% to 3,251.85.

The Hang Seng index rose...