Hong Kong stocks gained 0.52 percent Tuesday, as a strong performance on Wall Street provided momentum for a second day.

The Hang Seng index added 145.85 points to 28,269.67 shortly after the opening bell.

Chinese shares were slightly lower in early trade, as new share issues created tighter market liquidity, dealers said.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged down 0.26 percent, or 11.53 points, to 4,468.93.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, slipped 0.27 percent, or 6.26 points, to 2,275.40.

Source : AFP