A shopper in Beijing. Figures showed falling sales at major Chinese retailers in July. Photo: Reuters

China retail sales fall in July in blow to government plan to have shoppers offset trade war effects

Shares in retailers also decline after the figures, which come amid signs of an economic slowdown

Topic |   Retailing

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A shopper in Beijing. Figures showed falling sales at major Chinese retailers in July. Photo: Reuters
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Jane Li

Jane Li

Jane Li is a reporter covering China’s economy and social trends. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master's degree in journalism. Prior to SCMP, she worked for Bloomberg Businessweek and her stories have featured in MSNBC, Quartz and the Financial Times’ Chinese site.