Japan's Nikkei climbed 1.8 percent to its highest level of the year so far, while Shanghai blue chips rallied 2.1 percent.
E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were flat as trade was thinned by a holiday in US markets, while spreadbetters pointed to a firmer opening for European bourses.
The two sides will resume negotiations this week, with US President Donald Trump saying he may extend a March 1 deadline for a deal. Both reported progress in five days of talks in Beijing last week.
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