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China economy under pressure as trade war escalates

Wednesday's China data follows weaker trade and PMI statistics published earlier this month. Analysts said the loss of momentum was due to a cut-back in government stimulus earlier this year.


CHINA'S economic activity disappointed in April just as the United States announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese exports last week, pointing to a challenging second quarter for the world's second-largest economy.

Chinese economic activity lost steam last month after a...

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