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China’s first-quarter growth exceeds expectations

•Growth steadies, but too early to call clear recovery Kevin Yao and Lusha Zhang China’s economy grew at a steady 6.4 percent pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and consumer demand showed signs of improvement. The upbeat readings, which included faster investment

US-China trade talks begin on positive note, but tech tensions loom

Joe Macdonald China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks this week with Washington, but the two sides face potentially lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship. Both sides have expressed an interest in settling their tariff fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance

US-china trade war to hurt global economy, IMF warns

The escalating U.S-China trade war will inhibit global economic growth this year and next, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Tuesday, even as U.S. President Donald Trump again threatened to impose higher tariffs on Chinese exports sent to the United States. In a new assessment issued at its meeting in Bali,