07:13 AM EDT, 08/13/2019 (MT Newswires) -- Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region closed deep in the red on Tuesday, following losses on Wall Street, amid worries about social unrest in Hong Kong and ongoing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, said Trading Economics. Beijing said in a statement on Monday that nonviolent protests in Hong Kong were "beginning to show the sprouts of terrorism" and were an "existential threat" to the population. The Nikkei 225 slumped 1.1% to 20,455; the Shanghai Composite index fell 0.6% to 2,797; the Hang Seng index lost 1.8% to 25,359; the Kospi dropped 0.9% to 1,926; and the S&P/ASX 200 finished 0.3% lower at 6,569.
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