Hong Kong stocks rose for an eighth-straight day on Wednesday, boosted by interest from mainland traders concerned about a Beijing crackdown on high-risk dealing on financial markets.

The Hang Seng Index climbed 0.56 percent, or 147.22 points to 26,672.16.

And the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rallied 1.36 percent higher, or 43.41 points, to 3,230.98 while the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China’s second exchange, gained 1.53 percent, or 27.73 points, to 1,839.06 on hopes for a strong earnings season.