Hong Kong shares end 2.33% higher

Hong Kong shares rose 2.33 percent on Tuesday after China's premier said the country's economic growth must not slip below the "bottom line" of seven percent.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 498.92 points to end at 21,915.42 on turnover of HK$66.44 billion (US$8.57 billion).

Chinese shares closed up 1.95 percent. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 39.12 points to 2,043.88 on turnover of 92.7 billion yuan ($15.1 billion).