Stocks in Asia were mostly higher on Monday as ongoing tensions between the United States and China continued to weigh on investor sentiment.
Chinese mainland markets traded higher: The Shanghai composite gained 0.91 percent to close at around 2,703.51 while the Shenzhen composite advanced 0.514 percent to 1,417.43.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.72 percent to close at 26,372.
Elsewhere, Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.65 percent to close at 21,821.16 while the Topix index gained 0.51 percent to 1,637.61.
The positive moves followed trade data that showed the country's exports rising 8.2 percent in October from a year earlier, reversing the decline seen in September. Still, the October number came below expectations of a 9 percent rise from economists polled by Reuters.
South Korea's Kospi closed 0.39 percent higher at 2,100.56.
Australia's benchmark ASX 200, however, slipped 0.64 percent to close at 5,693.7, with most sectors seeing losses. Energy stocks fell 1.56 percent while the heavily weighted financial subindex was down 0.84 percent.
Shares of newspaper publisher Fairfax Media bucked the downward trend to rise 2.44 percent after the company's chairman, Nick Falloon, said that the proposed merger with television network Nine Entertainment received "overwhelming support from shareholders."
Nine Entertainment shares rose 1.84 percent on the day.