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China's June exports rise at quickest pace in 5 months

Outbound shipments jump 17.9% from a year earlier as COVID restrictions ease

Qingdao port in China's Shandong province. The country's strict lockdowns had clogged highways and ports, stranded workers and shut factories, but the measures have been gradually lifting.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- China's exports rose in June at the quickest pace in five months as the country eased growth-denting virus restrictions, but a slowdown in imports highlighted still-tepid demand at home.

The pickup in shipments overseas offered more evidence that the world's No. 2 economy was staging a modest rebound, with second-quarter gross domestic product figures due on Friday.

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