Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region closed mostly in the red on Thursday amid uncertainty about US-China trade negotiations, as investors worry the ongoing tariff war over trade and technology could lead to a global economic recession. The Shanghai Composite fell 0.1%; the Nikkei 225 lost 0.1%; the Hang Seng retreated 0.4%; and the Kospi dropped 0.4%. Meanwhile, the S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1%.