Further affirmations from Beijing on China's growth outlook and a subdued housing report from the U.S. pointing to extended Fed stimulus helped lift shares across Asia on Tuesday. The Nikkei rose 0.82% to 14,778.51, the Hang Seng surged 2.33% to 21,915.42, the Kospi added 1.27% to 1,904.15 and the S&P/ASX was up 0.30% to 5,017.10.

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