Gold was down on Thursday morning in Asia, giving up some of its earlier gains even amid the mounting tensions between the U.S. and China.
Investors turned to the safe-haven yellow metal on Wednesday after the U.S. suspended flights into the U.S. by Chinese airlines with effect from June 16. The move came after China earlier barred American carriers from re-entering China.
Tensions between the two countries have flared up since China approved national security laws for Hong Kong and Macau at the end of May.
Gold futures were down by 0.08% at $1,703.40 by 12:40 AM ET (5:40 AM GMT), after tumbling over 2% during the previous session.
Stocks, which usually move in the opposite direction to gold, were mixed on Thursday.