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Economy

China's elastic yuan rates give rosy tint to foreign investment

Unusual dollar conversion methods downplay trade war impact

Tesla's Gigafactory is seen under construction in Shanghai. Critics are casting doubts over China's foreign investment figures published by the Commerce Ministry.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's Commerce Ministry may have inflated its monthly foreign direct investment figures to show that the trade war with the U.S. is not discouraging foreign companies from making outlays, according to a closer look at the data.

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