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Hong Kong shares rose 0.99 percent on Monday after strong US jobs data fuelled optimism over the pace of recovery in the world's largest economy.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index climbed 225.13 points to end at 22,915.09 on turnover of HK$51.97 billion ($6.70 billion).
The upbeat US economic outlook added to positive sentiment after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to a new record low to help stimulate growth in the sluggish eurozone.
Among the gainers Manulife Financial rose 2.58 percent to HK$119.50 and Hong Kong Exchanges climbed 2.36 percent to HK$134.40. Citic Pacific added 1.89 percent to HK$9.69 while footwear firm Belle climbed 1.72 percent to HK$13.00.
"Positive US economic data and European Central Bank's easing bias provide a favourable backdrop, but don't forget that China's economy remains a concern," Alvin Cheung, associate director at Prudential Brokerage in Hong Kong, told Dow Jones Newswires.
"Investors shouldn't get too carried away by the recent rebound."
China is due to release trade and inflation data later this week.
Chinese shares ended up 1.16 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gained 25.67 points to 2,231.17 on turnover of 81.6 billion yuan ($13.2 billion).
"Gains in overseas stock markets last week lifted sentiment. Brokerages and infrastructure shares rose on policy expectations, which also helped the overall market performance," Haitong Securities analyst Zhang Qi told AFP.
Brokerages were among the biggest gainers due to hopes that regulators will announce policies to boost their business, analysts said.
Sinolink Securities advanced 3.53 percent to 16.11 yuan while China Merchants Securities rose 2.93 percent to 13.00 yuan.
Infrastructure shares rose on speculation the government may unveil policies at mid-year to help implement its plan of greater urbanisation in China.
China State Construction Engineering jumped 3.36 percent to 3.69 yuan and China Communications Construction rose 1.83 percent to 5.00 yuan.
Metals shares gained on stronger global prices. Jiangxi Copper advanced 3.64 percent to 21.33 yuan while aluminium producer Chalco rose 2.27 percent to 4.05 yuan.