Japan's Nikkei 225 ( climbed 1.4% in early trade, while South Korea's ) Kospi ([19459007)] KOSPI ) rose 0.4%. South Korea's central bank on Wednesday reduced its key rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%. The bank cut its interest rates in July for the first time in three years.
China's Shanghai Composite Index ( received 0.4%. )
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index increased by about 0.4%, although it fell 0.3% in the previous trade.
China's foreign ministry on Wednesday said it would retaliate if US lawmakers approve bills supporting the protests in Hong Kong. The government released the statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill mandating an annual review to determine whether Hong Kong's autonomy from the Chinese mainland government is still sufficient to justify the special treatment the city receives under US law. [19659011SenatetsversjonavlovgivningenavventerfremdelesenordinæravstemningDetskillersegogsålittfraHouse-tiltaketnoesombetyrathusetkankommetilåtaoppigjensenereFuturesfor Dow () S & P 500 ( and ) Nasdaq ( lost about 0.2%. All three indices ended sharply higher on Tuesday. )