An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Wuhan, Hubei province December 3, 2008. Chinese stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, led by financials and producers of coal and base metals, on hopes that a meeting of top economic policy makers would come up with fresh stimulus steps for the economy. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA). CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.