Stock indices in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) show negative dynamics on Thursday amid fears that a prolonged trade war between the US and China will increase the risk of a recession in the global economy, trading data show.As of 7.52 Moscow time, the Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.12% to 2890.29 points, the Shenzhen Composite Index was down 0.08% to 1592.49 points, the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index was down 0 , 36%, to 25524.26 points, South Korean KOSPI – decreased by 0.25%, to 1936.42 points. Japanese Nikkei 225 fell by 0.21% to 20436.32 points, the Australian S & P / ASX 200 – by 0.11%, to 6493.1 points.The key factor that puts pressure on investor sentiment remains trade relations between the United States and China. On Wednesday, US authorities documented an increase in duties on goods from China in the amount of 300 billion dollars a year not by 10%, but by 15% from September 1 and December 15 – the document was published in the Federal Register. This happened after the trade conflict between the two countries escalated on Friday. However, after that, US President Donald Trump said that China had contacted US sales representatives and expressed a desire to return to the negotiating table.Initially, it was assumed that participants in trade negotiations between the United States and China could meet in September to discuss problems, but at the moment investors do not see any signs of progress. Traders are concerned about the risk of a recession in the global economy due to the intensifying trade war.“Investors are becoming more and more uncertain,” Associated Press quoted JP Morgan Asset Management analyst Hannah Anderson as saying.