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China GDP growth headed for 5.2% in Q3 rebound: Nikkei survey

Economists split on whether Biden election win would ease US-China tensions

Shoppers in Shanghai on Sept. 24: China's growing middle class could help the country's economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China's economy likely expanded 5.2% in the July-September quarter as a policy-led recovery continues, with growth expected to accelerate from 3.2% during the April-June period, a survey by Nikkei and Nikkei Quick News found.

Though some economists express optimism that tariffs on Chinese goods will be reduced if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the American presidential election next month, others think the U.S.-China rivalry will continue regardless of the result of the vote.

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