China's stock index futures closed up Thursday with the contract for December, the most actively traded, up 0.51 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,167.8 points.
China's stocks closed higher Thursday, trailing rally of the US stock market overnight on improved economic data.
Chinese authorities are accelerating the process to allow overseas companies to float shares in the domestic A-share market as a way to ease the country's mounting pressure of "hot money" inflows.
Mainland stocks rose for the first time in four days as faster-than-estimated manufacturing growth signaled tightening policies haven't curbed economic growth.
Hong Kong stocks closed up 241.81 points, or 1.05 percent, at 23,249.80 on Wednesday.
China's stock index futures closed mixed Wednesday with the contract for December, the most actively traded, down 0.01 percent from the previous trading day to end at 3,145.6 points.
The ChiNext Index, launched by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) on June 1, dropped 4.33 points, or 0.37 percent, to close at 1,177.18 on Wednesday.
China's stocks closed mixed Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.12 percent, or 3.27 points, to close at 2,823.45.
China's stock market celebrated its 20th anniversary as the nation's two stock exchanges in Shanghai and Shenzhen opened for trading Wednesday.
China's stocks fell, sending the benchmark index to its first monthly drop since June.
China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday nine types of individual transfer of listed companies' restricted shares will be subject to income tax.
Hong Kong stocks closed down 158. 23 points, or 0.68 percent, at 23,007.99 on Tuesday.