Shares in Asia were lower on Tuesday, reversing some earlier gains, despite better-than-expected inflation data out of China.
Official figures showed China's core inflation rate up by 1.4% in February. China's new consumer inflation target is about 3%, down from 3.5% in 2014.
The Hang Seng index closed down 0.9% at 23,896.98 after the data also raised deflation fears over factory prices.
On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite ended down 0.5% at 3,286.07.
The producer price index (PPI), which includes wholesale and factory price inflation, showed worsening deflation, declining 4.8% in February.