Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose, driving the benchmark index up the most in two months.
Chinese companies listed on the startup board in Hong Kong must transfer to the main board before they can apply for a listing on the mainland's stock exchanges, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing Chinese media.
China's stocks rallied for a third consecutive trading day on Monday, sending the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index to its highest point in almost two months.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 292.14 points, or 1.28 percent, at 23,121.06 on Monday.
China's stock index futures closed up Monday with the contract for February, the most actively traded, up 3.57 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,228.6 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, 2010, rose 14.98 points, or 1.40 percent, to close at 1,086.56 Monday.
Asian stocks fell last week, sending the benchmark MSCI Asia Pacific Index down the most since August, as China raised borrowing costs and anti-government protests intensified in Egypt.
China's top carmaker SAIC Motor Corp announced last week that it will suspend share trading on the Shanghai Stock Exchange from Feb 14 as its parent company SAIC Group formulates restructuring plans.
Stocks on the Chinese mainland rose, capping a third straight weekly gain for the benchmark index.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 120. 30 points, or 0.53 percent, at 22,828.92 on Friday.