Chinese stocks opened higher on Wednesday following the central bank's decision to cut interest rates and the reserve requirement ratio (RRR).

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened at 2,980.79 points, up 0.53 percent, Xinhua reported.

The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.02 percent higher at 10,199.90.

The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 0.74 percent lower at 1,975.92 points.