Stocks in Asia slipped on Friday as investors remained wary amid heightened tensions between the United States and China, and uncertainties surrounding the U.K.'s divorce negotiations with the European Union.
Mainland Chinese markets were among the biggest losers in the region, in terms of percentage declines. The Shanghai composite fell 2.49 percent to close at around 2,579.48 while the Shenzhen composite declined by 3.657 percent to 1,335.15.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also slipped 0.48 percent during its final hour of trade.
"Concerns over trade tensions continue to build up ahead of the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping that is to happen on the side-lines of the G-20 meeting next week," said OCBC Treasury Research in a note.
Australia's benchmark ASX 200 closed 0.44 percent higher at 5,716.2, with the heavily weighted financial subindex gaining 1.08 percent.
Japan's markets were closed on Friday for a public holiday.