After a strong start to the day, Chinese equities were unable to maintain momentum as caution prevailed among investors. The initial momentum provided by Trump's trade comment faded and the Shanghai Composite eventually closed nearly 1 per cent lower.
The Hang Seng, however, held on to its gains and moved up briskly in the last hour or so.
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-- Zhang Shidong in Shanghai and Srinivasan Iyer in Hong Kong