August 30, 2013 (Chinavestor)Investors took a back seat on Friday in China as the showdown with Syria looms. The Hang Seng Index (INDEXHANGSENG:.HSI) rose a mere 26.6 points or 0.1% just like the Shanghai Composite Index (SHA:000001). Most components of the Hang Seng fell but those that advanced made up for the losses. China Cosco (HKG:1919), the largest Chinese container shipping company, rose 3.8% while Shanghai Electric (HKG:2727) surged 3.2%. See chart for the most volatile components of key regional indexes below.