Hong Kong shares jump 1.73%

Hong Kong shares rose 1.73 percent Wednesday on bargain buying after a sell-off in the previous session and following a strong rally on Wall Street.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 376.44 points to end at 22,183.05 on turnover of HK$61.51 billion ($7.94 billion).

Chinese shares closed up 1.55 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 33.78 points to 2,218.32 on turnover of 79.0 billion yuan ($12.8 billion).