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Economy

China August exports unexpectedly shrink, imports remain weak

Trade surplus with US still reaches $195.45bn in first eight months of this year

Containers at a port in Shanghai: China's exports fell 1% in August from a year earlier.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's exports unexpectedly fell in August while imports shrank for a fourth month, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as the Sino-U.S. trade war escalates.

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