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China's growth expected to take second quarter hit from trade war

Economists surveyed by Nikkei expect 6.2% expansion, slowest pace in 27 years

Despite China and the U.S. agreeing to resume trade talks, fewer economists than in the previous survey expect the the world's largest economies to de-escalate their trade fight in the coming 12 months.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Chinese gross domestic product grew 6.2% in the April-June quarter, according to an averaged forecast of economists who specialize in China as surveyed by Nikkei and Nikkei QUICK News.

The expected pace would represent a slowdown from the 6.4% in the January-March period, which remained unchanged from the previous quarter.

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