Shares of JD.com and ZTO Express rose 3.37 percent and 3.35 percent, respectively, leading the gainers in the top 10 stocks in the index.
Shares of Yum China Holdings dipped 0.21 percent, the only decliner in the top 10 stocks.
Wall Street's major averages closed higher on Thursday as investors digested the newly-released weekly report on U.S. jobless claims.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 211.25 points, or 0.89 percent, to 23,875.89. The S&P 500 increased 32.77 points, or 1.15 percent, to 2,881.19. The Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 125.27 points, or 1.41 percent, to 8,979.66.
The Cboe Volatility Index, widely considered as the best fear gauge in the stock market, dropped 7.85 percent to 31.44.
As of Wednesday, the S&P U.S. Listed China 50 index stood at 3,174.79, marking a 1.8-percent decrease for the month-to-date returns and a 0.24-percent gain for the year-to-date returns.