Asian markets traded higher on Wednesday, with stocks in Shanghai leading the way on hopes for a resumption of US-China trade talks next week. US negotiators are expected to travel to China to resume talks on a trade agreement, a person familiar with the plans told CNN. The negotiations will be the first face-to-face talks since President Donald Trump met Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, at the G20 summit last month. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.9%, while Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.5%. Here are some of the other big moves on Asian markets at 10:30 a.m. in Hong Kong today. In company news, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba\n \n (BABA) said it will open up its platform to allow American companies to sell their products to small-and mid-sized businesses around the world.