China's key Hushen 300 index futures opened higher on Monday, as the contract for settlement in May 2017 opened 0.36percent higher at 3,376.6 points.
The June 2017 contract opened 0.53 percent higher at 3,359.4 points. The September 2017 contract opened 0.58 percent higher at 3,292.6 points. The December 2017 contract opened 0.28 percent higher at 3,260 points.
The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the blue-chip Hushen 300 Index at a present value on an agreed date, are designed to allow investors to bet on and profit from either gains or declines in the market.
The index futures were launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the four contracts at 3,399 points.