Chinese stock markets fell in early trading Monday amid increasing trade tensions with the U.S., while markets in most of the rest of Asia gained.

On Friday, China’s Commerce Ministry called the Trump administration’s latest tariffs hikes “bullying behavior,” and Chinese state media suggested the government was in no hurry to resume trade talks with the U.S.

On Sunday, Alphabet Inc.’s

GOOGL, -1.33%

GOOG, -1.41%

  Google reportedly revoked Huawei Technologies’ Android license, effectively blocking the Chinese tech giant’s smartphones from receiving Android updates and barring its next versions of smartphones outside of China from using the popular YouTube and Gmail apps, and as well as cutting off access to the Google Play store.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index

HSI, -0.46%

  fell 0.6%, and the Shanghai Composite

SHCOMP, -0.59%

  slid 1%, while the smaller-cap Shenzhen Composite

399106, -0.89%

  tumbled 1.5%. Japan’s Nikkei

NIK, +0.30%

  rose 0.2% after economists were surprised by stronger-than-expected first-quarter economic growth, and South Korea’s Kospi

180721, +0.55%

  gained 0.7%. Benchmark indexes rose in Taiwan

Y9999, +0.27%

  but fell in Indonesia

JAKIDX, +0.87%

 . Australia’s S&P/ASX 200

XJO, +1.63%

 advanced 1.4%.

Among individual stocks, Nintendo

7974, +1.09%

 rose while Sony

6758, -1.63%

  fell in Tokyo trading. CNOOC

883, +1.79%

  was among the gainers in Hong Kong, while Sunny Optical

2382, -4.33%

  and Tencent

700, -2.42%

  dropped. Samsung

005930, +2.06%

  and Hyundai Motor

005380, +2.79%

 advanced in South Korea, while Westpac Banking

WBC, +8.11%

  surged in Australia.

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2019-05-19