After the central bank committed to foster healthy growth in the country's real estate industry, Chinese stocks gained on Monday, with energy and real estate developers leading the gains.y to be hospitalised.

Midday, the Shanghai Composite index (.SSEC) was up 0.15 percent at 3,623.58 points, while China's blue-chip CSI300 index (.CSI300) was up 0.03 percent.

Real estate (.CSI000952) and the energy sector (.CSIEN) led the way with advances of 1.01 and 1.04 percent, respectively.

Legal rights and reasonable living needs of homebuyers will be protected by China's central bank

Country's top real estate regulator has pledged to firmly combat dangers arising from the tardy delivery of residential units by some big developers. 

(.SZSC) was up 0.31 percent, the start-up board ChiNext Composite index (.CNT) was flat and Shanghai's tech-focused STAR50 index (.STAR50) was unchanged for the day.

A fifth day of lockdown in Xian, a city in the northwestern province of Shandong, has seen an increase in the number of symptomatic coronavirus cases in China, following a weekend in which the country reported the largest daily spike in local infections in 21 months. 

On Monday, China's statistical agency reported that industrial business profits climbed at a slower pace in November.

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