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HK-China trade data gap widens to US$13.5b

Discrepancy a sign of more fake export-invoicing, leading to distortion of economic figures


THE gap between China's reported exports to Hong Kong and the territory's imports from the mainland widened in September to the most this year, suggesting fake export-invoicing is again skewing China's trade data.

China recorded US$1.56 of exports to Hong Kong last month