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China's growth engine picking up slowly, but challenges remain

An employee working on steel bars at a factory in Hangzhou. Investment in the manufacturing sector fell by 18.8% in the first four months of the year.


INDUSTRIAL output for the month of May rose for the first time this year as China's millions of factories reopened, but the world's second-largest economy still faces many challenges including lagging demand due to record unemployment.

Industrial production climbed 3.9 per...

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