Stocks in Asia mostly declined on the back of the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by more than 600 points overnight.
Markets in mainland China held on to earlier gains during the trading session. The Shanghai composite rose 0.93 percent to close at 2,654.88 while the Shenzhen composite advanced 1.628 percent to about 1,383.92.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was largely flat during the final hour of trade.
In other major Asian markets, stocks mainly saw losses.
Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 2.06 percent to close at 21,810.52 while the Topix index saw losses of 2 percent to finish the trading day at 1,638.45. Shares of Apple supplier Japan Display plunged 9.52 percent after the company reported its sixth straight quarterly operating loss and lowered its outlook, according to Reuters.
The losses spilled over to South Korea, where the Kospi shed 0.44 percent to close at 2,071.23. Shares of industry heavyweights saw a sharp pullback, as Samsung Electronics lost 1.55 percent while SK Hynix dropped 3.49 percent.
Down Under, the ASX 200 fell 1.8 percent to close at 5,834.2, with almost all sectors seeing losses. Energy stocks fell 1.91 percent while the heavily weighted financial subindex saw losses of 2.22 percent.
Shares of Australia's so-called Big Four banks saw sharp declines: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group shed 1.22 percent, Commonwealth Bank of Australia lost 1.21 percent and National Australia Bank was lower by 1.53 percent. Westpac saw the largest percentage decline among the four, falling by 5.41 percent.
"The topside optimism the markets experienced after getting through the US midterms relatively unscathed has quickly reverted back to concern over trade issues between the US and China and the affect that tariffs and protectionist policies have had on overall global growth," said Rakuten Securities Australia in a morning note.