China's Hushen 300 index futures closed higher on Tuesday, with the contract for February 2016 up 2.86 percent to close at 2,948.8 points. The March 2016 contract gained 2.87 percent to close at 2,886.4 points. The June 2016 contract was up 3.24 percent to finish at 2,757.8 points and the September 2016 contract rose 2.56 percent to end at 2,639 points. The stock-index contracts, agreements to buy or sell the Hushen 300 Index at a preset 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 was launched at the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFEX) and started trading from April 16, 2010. The CFFEX has set the base value for all the four contracts at 3,399 points.