Sentiment was also supported by reports that China's cabinet - State Council - may take a more active more in financial regulation following a series of perceived missteps under the current regulatory regime.
The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen rose 0.7 per cent to 3,215.71 points, while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.2 per cent to 3,022.86 points.
Among the most active stocks in Shanghai were CN Shipbuilding, up 3.0 per cent at 8.24 yuan; Shanxi Coal, down 3.5 per cent at 4.94 yuan, and Nanjing Steel, down 6.3 per cent at 2.97 yuan.
In Shenzhen, Hebei Steel, down 2.2 per cent at 3.54 yuan; Myhome, down 5.8 per cent at 5.35 yuan, and BOE Technology, up 0.4 per cent at 2.76 yuan were among the most actively traded.
Total turnover of A shares traded in Shanghai was 20.6 billion lots, while Shenzhen volume was 21.7 billion lots.
© Thomson Reuters 2016