China Rockets, Rest of Asia Mixed

Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed on Tuesday, with mainland Chinese stocks leading gains among the region’s major markets.

The Nikkei 225 returned from a long weekend to gain 25.31 points, or 0.1%, to 28,164.34

The Japanese yen traded at 104.12 per U.S. dollar, still weaker than levels below 103 against the greenback seen last week.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong ballooned 368.53 points, or 1.3%, to 28,276.75.

The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7727, after seeing levels above $0.774 in the previous trading week.

In other markets

In Shanghai, the CSI 300 regained 155.19 points, or 2.9%, to 5,596.35.

In Korea, the Kospi index lost 27.5 points, or 0.7%, to 3,125.95

In Singapore, the Straits Times slid 6.73 points, or 0.2%, to 2,977.17.

In Taiwan, the Taiex Index docked 56.6 points, or 0.4%, to 15,500.70.

In New Zealand, the NZX 50 dumped 106.4 points, or 0.8%, to 13,183.69.

In Australia, the ASX 200 decreased 18.08 points, or 0.3% to 6,679.08.