Major stock markets in Asia traded mainly higher on Wednesday, after China’s Central Committee for Financial and Economic Affairs said that efforts should be made to strike a balance between ensuring stable growth and preventing financial risks. News that daily COVID-19 infections in China fell markedly today with no new death reported also lifted sentiment. The Shanghai Composite led the gains (0.8%), trying to recover from a plunge of 2% in the previous session, while the Hang Seng advanced for the first time in four sessions, rising about 0.7%. Equities in South Korea gained for the first time in nine days (0.7%), boosted by Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. Meantime, the ASX 200 was little changed, as traders assessed reports that Sydney’s Delta outbreak has not peaked yet.