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China's manufacturing sector contracts in January for second straight month

Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI drops to almost three-year low of 48.3

Beijing struggles with a trade war and an engineered slowdown aimed at revamping its over-reliance on investment.


CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second straight month in January as factories feel the pain from the on-going trade tensions with the US and tepid domestic demand.

China's Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers'...