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Trade war

China's exports to US fall 6% amid trade tensions

Overall shipments buck expectations to rise 3% before Trump's latest tariffs

China's imports from the U.S. fell sharply in July, indicating that Asia's largest economy has replaced some American energy and agricultural products with alternatives from other countries.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's exports to the U.S. in July fell 6% from a year earlier to $38.8 billion, according to customs data released on Thursday. It was the fourth straight month of decline, most of which came before the world's two largest economies ratcheted up their economic conflict.

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