• Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Currency traders work at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP ... Photo/Ahn Young-joon) (The Associated Press)

  • A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) (The Associated Press)

  • Women look at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Women look at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street soared overnight, breaking a six-day string of losses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) (The Associated Press)

Chinese stock index jumps 5.3 percent as Asian stocks rise in wake of Wall Street's surge

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China's main stock market index has surged 5.3 percent, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as Asian markets rose following Wall Street's overnight rebound.

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The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 156.30 points to close at 3,083.59 points Thursday, bouncing back from a string of sharp declines.

It was the Chinese benchmark's biggest one-day gain since in June 30.

Stock markets also rose in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Sydney and elsewhere across the Asia-Pacific region.