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China's industrial engine hums again as consumers open wallets

Industrial output rose 5.6% in August; retail sales of consumer goods also up

Part of the government's focus has been on supporting investments in telecommunications, such as rolling out 5G networks, which grew by 11.7 per cent in August.


CHINA'S economy continued to rebound in August with industrial output and retail sales growing on a month-on-month basis.

Industrial output increased 5.6 per cent in August, the fastest pace in eight months and higher than the 4.8 per cent rise registered in July, according...

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