Over in South Korea, the benchmark Kospi advanced 1.46 percent in the morning, with gains seen across sectors, including chipmakers and steel producers. Tech heavyweight Samsung Electronics jumped 3.85 percent and SK Hynix was up nearly 5 percent.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index surged 1.57 percent after the index slipped below the 30,000 level in the last session. Gains on the mainland were smaller, with the Shanghai composite edging up by 0.15 percent and the Shenzhen composite adding 0.25 percent.

Elsewhere, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 1.37 percent, with all 12 of its sub-indexes trading in positive territory.

The energy and materials sectors were the best-performing sectors in the morning, rising 2.33 percent and 2.14 percent, respectively, while the heavily weighted financials sub-index gained 1.08 percent.

Asian stock indexes had closed lower for the most part on Monday as China’s National People’s Congress kicked off. China would work toward a growth target of around 6.5 percent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday.

In individual stocks, Japan’s Kobe Steel rose 0.81 percent. The company’s Chief Executive Officer Hiroya Kawasaki is slated to step down after a data falsification scandal that erupted last year, Reuters reported, citing Nikkei.

Meanwhile, energy-related stocks and oil producers in the region rose as oil prices held onto gains after settling 2.2 percent higher in the last session. Australia’s Woodside Petroleum went up 2.45 percent and Japan’s JXTG Holdings advanced 3.94 percent, while shares of CNOOC listed in Hong Kong popped 4.62 percent.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate edged up 0.22 percent to trade at $62.71 after settling 2.2 percent higher on Monday. Brent crude futures climbed 0.21 percent to trade at $65.68.

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