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China's 2017 trade surplus hits new high, but momentum likely to slow

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A positive global environment and worldwide demand for Chinese products helped result in a record trade surplus of US$442.3 billion for the year.

Beijing

CHINA'S trade surplus hit a record high last year with both exports and imports growing strongly on robust demand for Chinese products.

But analysts say the world's second-largest economy is unlikely to keep the momentum as trade tensions rise with its main economic partner...

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