Major stock markets in Asia followed Wall Street higher on Thursday after the Fed reaffirmed interest rates would stay low for a long time. Meantime, a fresh stimulus in the US is imminent, with the House is likely to vote for the aid by Friday. The Nikkei 225 and the Hang Seng Index led the rises. Equities in China, meanwhile, pared gains after Beijing said that Washington has undermined regional stability after a US warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday.