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China's Q2 GDP growth beats forecasts and recovers to 3.2%

Despite promising figure, economy clouded by severe floods and trade tensions

Pedestrians in face masks stroll through a Beijing shopping district in early July. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Reuters)

SHANGHAI -- China's gross domestic product growth swung back to the black in the April-June quarter, driven by a recovery in production and spending amid coronavirus-induced headwinds, signaling a major turnaround despite the plunging global economy.

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