Asia Markets: China stocks tumble 2%, rest of Asia struggles to hold gains

Asian stock markets mostly rose in early trading Monday, with Japan leading gains in the region, as investors shrugged off worries about U.S.-China trade relations and continued tech-stock weakness on Wall Street.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.22% was up 0.6% as the yen USDJPY, +0.01% retreated against the dollar, last at ¥111.97 versus ¥111.87 in late New York trade on Friday. Still, some major companies were under pressure, with Toyota 7203, -0.83% and SoftBank 9984, -1.00% lower. But Honda 7267, +0.49% was up 1.2% a day ahead of its earnings report.

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