Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, as investors awaited fresh developments in the China-US trade talks.
It also comes as China's number two leader Li Keqiang warned the country faced "a tough struggle," as he laid out plans to prop up the world's second-largest economy.
In China, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.1% while the Shanghai Composite was 0.9% higher.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was down 0.4%.
Sydney was behind 0.3% Singapore and Seoul were each 0.5% down and Taipei dropped by 0.4%.
Markets in Manila and Bangkok were also down.