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Asian Markets Close Higher Reflecting Optimism Ahead Of U.S.-China Talks

Indexes climbed on Monday as Washington and Beijing officials continue to try to hash out a deal and avoid an escalation of a trade war.
Stock figures of the top 10 active securities are displayed outside the Exchange Square complex, which houses the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, in Hong Kong on Monday. Asian markets closed mostly higher ahead of U.S. China talks. Source: Justin Chin

As high-level and high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks get underway in Beijing this week, global markets are responding positively, with Asian stocks closing mostly higher on Monday.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.36 percent to close at 2,653. Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.6 percent to close at 28,123. And Taiwan's TSEC 50

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