SINGAPORE | Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

SINGAPORE | Asian shares retreat as China, US begin trade negotiations

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing’s technology policy.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 0.7 percent to 28,305.33. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 shed 0.1 percent to 6,060.50 and the Kospi in South Korea lost 0.5 percent to 2,191.42.

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