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China’s exports get back to growth while imports drop the most in three years

China’s exports were unexpectedly back to growth in May despite a bitter trade war with the United States, while imports posted the biggest drop in three years, indicating further weakening of China's domestic economy which could prompt Beijing to step up stimulus measures.

China's exports, measured in US dollar terms, rose 1.1 per cent in May from a year earlier, compared to a drop of 2.7 per cent in the previous month, while imports declined by 8.5 per cent, the biggest drop since August 2016, versus a growth of 4 per cent a month . . .

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