Asian stocks saw sharp falls on Friday as mounting concerns over China's slowing economy continued to affect global markets. It follows big falls in US and European markets on Thursday, with the Dow Jones dropping more than 2%.
After falling more than 3% on Thursday, China's Shanghai Composite index was down 0.4% at 3,649.07. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index followed the mainland's trend and was 1.8% lower at 22,355.44.
Asia's largest stock market, Japan's Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.9% to 19,646.04.
The sell-off in Japan stretched across most blue chip stocks, with carmakers Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda all shedding as much as 3% in early trade.
Among the country's technology giants, Sony saw the sharpest drop with shares down by more than 4%.
Markets worldwide have become increasingly nervous over prospects for the global economy, especially with signs that the Chinese economy is slowing.
The devaluation of China's currency, the Yuan, last week took many by surprise, and the Chinese stock market has continued to see big fluctuations despite efforts by Beijing to calm markets.
In South Korea, the Kospi index followed Tokyo's lead, dropping 2% to 1,875.42 with most of the country's main stocks being pulled lower.
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was also in negative territory, falling 1% to 5,238.60.